Author Archives: Stefan

Releasing the Cluster API

We’re happy to announce our new product: the Cluster API! It solves the “capacity clustering problem” by assigning a set of customers to a given number of distinct groups (called clusters). The API “clusters” by minimizing the total distance from each individual customer to its designated group median. It can also consider minimum and maximum […]

We are happy to announce our new API docs. We specified our APIs in the OpenAPI specification language and moved the entire content of our old documentation to a single OpenApi 3.0 document. This has many advantages: There is only a single source for the documentation of new features, and for generating client code to […]

Vehicle routing with cargo bikes and small trucks

This article shows how to solve a time-dependent vehicle routing problem with cargo bikes and small trucks with GraphHopper’s Optimizaton API. Lets assume that you want to solve a vehicle routing problem with a mixed fleet. The fleet consists of cargo bikes and small trucks, and you want to employ the fleet such that products […]

Assign geo locations to roads and its impacts on route optimization

These are the three basic steps to solve a real world vehicle routing problem with GraphHopper’s Optimization API: 1) Assign geo locations to (road) network 2) Calculate travel times and distances 3) Solve vehicle routing problem Each step impacts the solution of the vehicle routing problem. This article illustrates how 1) – the assignment of […]