We supply systems, consultancy, technology transfer and licensing of IP arising out of our research. This is mainly in the fields of routing, map matching, scheduling and a variety of optimisation tasks including Parking Tours.
In the interactive demonstrations calls are made directly to a Routing Service running at Cotares Ltd. It is a fully documented Microsoft WCF stand-alone Service for which clients can be written straightforwardly in Java or C#. The Routing Service, including Parking Tours, can be made available under licence for Evaluation or Commercial use. It can handle common map formats (Here, TomTom, OSM) and historical and real-time traffic data. The output route description can include a wide variety of map-independent and map-dependent formats as well as customers' own map IDs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cotares Parking Tours are designed to efficiently find a parking spot at the end of a journey using real time and historical parking probability data, now becoming available from a variety of suppliers. The journey calculation seamlessly joins a route, found by the Cotares Choice Router, to a Parking Tour which is within walking distance of the destination. There is a Help button which explains more about the demonstration, a Feedback button to ask for more explanation of a particular Parking Tour, and a drop-down menu of preset Parking Tours.
Our routing engines incorporate Choice Routing™ - Cotares' own way of generating multiple diverse routes in parallel. The Routing Service is fully time-dependent and can handle real-time and historic traffic data. The routing Cost Function handles a variety of engine models including HVs and EVs. On a multi-core server it can generate over 100 routes per second. This demonstration runs with a complete Open Street Map World Map. You can drag the start or end points or set them using a right-click.