MOTIS v0.11: Valhalla Street Routing

Release v0.11.0 Jul 14, 2023

With the new MOTIS v0.11 release, we’re happy to announce that we are almost finished with transitioning the intermodal door-to-door real-time routing over to the new nigiri core. The MOTIS web user interface is now completely usable without loading the old data model at all. To enable this, all API endpoints used by the UI were reimplemented based on the nigiri datamodel.

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MOTIS v0.10: New Core GTFS-RT Delays

Release v0.10.0 Jun 23, 2023

With MOTIS v0.10.0, it is now possible to update the new data model with GTFS-RT delay updates. Other types of updates are not supported yet (like train or stop cancellations, track changes, etc.) but will be in the future. Currently, only the routing of the new core provides real-time information. All other modules still depend on the old core being loaded. The next step is to make them compatible with the new nigiri core.

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MOTIS v0.9: New MOTIS Core

Release v0.9.1 May 16, 2023

MOTIS v0.9.0 is the first version that offers to disable the old and active the new timetable datamodel. The new datamodel is contained in the nigiri module where nigiri is an internal acronym which stands for “Next Generation Routing”. There are several major differences and improvements between the old and the new model:

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MOTIS v0.8: Basic GBFS Support

Release v0.8.0 Jun 06, 2022

With MOTIS version 0.8, we introduce basic support for the GBFS standard. GBFS is used by many providers that offer bike sharing, car sharing or e-scooter sharing.

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MOTIS v0.7: GTFS-RT Update Timer

Release v0.7.4 Mar 05, 2022

MOTIS version v0.7 brings several small improvements to make deploying MOTIS as easy as possible. It eliminates the need for external scripts (except for scheduled restarts). Additionally, it now runs on Apple Silicon (arm64 M1 CPUs).

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MOTIS v0.6: Multi Schedule Support for GTFS-RT

Release v0.6.0 Dec 29, 2021

MOTIS version v0.4 brought multi-schedule support. Since v0.4, MOTIS can load multiple schedules. To be able to distinguish the station IDs from different datasets, the IDs get prefixed with a unique tag from the configuration file. Since the GTFS-RT real-time updates do not apply this tag, it has not been possible to mix multiple schedules and update them with GTFS-RT. Until now - this release of MOTIS enables the real-time receiver to prefix the station IDs with a tag that can be configured in the configuration. Additionally, the GTFS and GTFS-RT in MOTIS has been improved regarding robustness (for example for invalid stops.txt files referencing non-existent trips) and more features of the specification (e.g. empty calendar.txt or empty calendar_dates.txt and GTFS-RT feeds which only use sequence numbers to identify stops) are now supported.

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MOTIS v0.5: Tooling Subcommands, musl Binaries, Docker Improvements

Release v0.5.2 Sep 11, 2021

MOTIS version v0.5 now comes with subcommands. If no subcommand is given, the MOTIS binary will behave as usual (e.g. start the server or process a batch file of queries depending on the --mode). A subcommand can be given like this motis generate --help. This will print the help message of the query generator subcommand. The subcommands are documented in the MOTIS Wiki. Please feel free to support us in extending the documentation (e.g. by filing an issue) if you find something is missing.

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MOTIS v0.4: Multi Schedule & Docker + Raspberry Pi Support

Release v0.4.0 Aug 10, 2021

MOTIS version v0.4 supports loading multiple timetables thanks to @sfahnens. We demo this new feature on our Europe instance on where the German DELFI GTFS timetable, the Swiss HRD dataset, and the Flixbus GTFS dataset. Loading more timetables is possible. We are working on covering whole Europe.

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MOTIS v0.3: Tiles Module & Improved GTFS Support

Release v0.3 Jun 10, 2020

With version v0.3, MOTIS comes with an embedded tile server which is based on @sfahnens tile server library. This was the last step to a full One-Stop-Shopping package for the MOTIS web user interface. Now, MOTIS provides everything what is displayed (autocomplete for stops and places, routing, map view) on its own, with a one-click automatic data preprocessing experience.

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MOTIS v0.2: Simple Import

Release v0.2 May 17, 2020

This new release of MOTIS comes with a simplified import: all steps that were carried out by separate executable binaries before, can now be realised with the main motis binary. This makes it much easier to start a MOTIS server. It is now impossible to forget a preprocessing step and the MOTIS configuration is much simpler now, because every input file path can be derived from the initial (simple) import configuration.

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MOTIS Initial Release

Release v0.1 May 06, 2020

We are happy to announce the first MOTIS open source release! MOTIS is an acronym that stands for Multi Objective Travel Information System. One of its main features is computing optimal intermodal journeys (including private car, bicycle, bus, tram, trains, etc.) from door to door based on a real-time timetable.

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