evStreets - VERSION 1.1
On September 6th, we released version 1.1 of evStreets, which brings new features and improvements to the platform.
Perhaps the most notable change made for this release was to the paths algorithm. Due to the sheer amount of data used to create paths, it would sometimes lead to the platform feeling a little slow. We made a deep dive into the algorithm and tweaked it to improve performance, which we're very glad to say was successful! As a result, evStreets now feels a lot snappier and loads a lot quicker.
One of the new features added to this release are school corridors, which are represented as a blue status on street segments. This is to warn drivers to take extra care in these zones, as children could be around at any given time.
You'll also notice that some new icons showed up on the map! These include school zones, firefighter stations and designated dumping areas where drivers can go when their truck has caught fire.
- It is now possible to add “school corridors” to street segments, which is reflected into the mobile app used by drivers as blue street statuses.
- It is now possible to add firefighter stations and specific dumping areas for trucks that catch fire through the Manager app, which are visible to drivers through the mobile app.
- A new configuration file is now available for quick remote setup of Android tablets that will be connected to the evStreets platform.
- The Paths feature has been optimized to enhance the performance of the evStreets platform, which makes the refresh rate of the data much quicker.
- A logging engine has been added to the mobile app to better identify the source when a crash happens, or the devices loses Internet access.
- The mobile apps now warns the user when it cannot detect an Internet connection to communicate with the evStreets server.
- The mobile app can now be started without an Internet access and will reconnect by itself once a connection is available.