Major Update on OpenRouteService with many new features in backend and frontend
OSM based OpenRouteService by GIScience Heidelberg has several new features and crucial bug fixes to boast. First of all the backend of the service has been revamped, and while not only making it faster, more stable and efficient, a new profile for heavy vehicles has been added. This includes the sub-profiles forestry, agricultural and delivery vehicles as well as buses and trucks.
OpenRouteService now also provides an option to specify load characteristics of a heavy vehicle (e.g., hazardous materials) and also means to attribute its weight and dimension limitations (e.g., length, width, height, weight). All these parameters are very important in calculating a route, as a bridge or a tunnel with restrictions can be an impassable obstacle on the path to your destination.