What are the new features?
There isn't much new yet.
One feature we are working on is expanded use of “Reasons For Delay” which you can collect in the field while collecting the data. This feature has been in Version 2 for a long time but hasn’t been used much because it is a little awkward to collect in the field (you really need a second person in the car), and there isn’t much in PC-Travel to show the “Reasons for Delay” you collect. We are now working with a couple of users who want this feature added and it will be added to the software in the near future. We are planning to use Voice Recognition in the car to enter the Reasons for Delay and to start and stop runs. We also will add a report or two showing this data.
Another new ‘feature’ is the lack of complications running on Windows 7 or newer computers. You don't have to set any odd settings for the software to run the way you expect.
One reason to re-write the software was to make it easier to add new features (the software we used for version 2 was pretty cool in 2000 but awful compared to what we have now). We expect to add new features to version 3 as the opportunity arises. In general all ideas come from users so if you have any thoughts then please let us know.