Heavy traffic: Operators will benefit from an increasing network of crowdsourced information

Over the five years to 2016, revenue for the Real-Time Traffic Information Providers industry is expected to increase. The industry has benefited from an increasing number of vehicles equipped with real-time traffic global-positioning systems (GPS) and a rising number of mobile internet connections. In the five years to 2021, industry revenue is forecast to increase. Consumers will likely purchase more cars that are equipped with real-time traffic GPS navigation systems as the economy continues to expand recession and per capita disposable income rises...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The proliferation of smartphones has primarily driven industry growth over the past five years
  • News providers often contract with operators to supply traffic reports, reducing costs
  • Saturation in the smartphone market is expected to weigh on industry growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry are moderate for industry players, since they have to leverage many sources of data to compile real-time traffic information. Companies often acquire data by developing partnerships with public entities that have access to sensor and signal information, mobile phone companies that compile location-based data and a variety of other sources. These relationships are hard to come by and constitute a barrier to entry.The infrastructure required to synthesize large amounts of data is a significant capital expense and may deter new entrants from starting a business in this area. To receive and compile hundreds of thousands of data points per second requires large server infrastructure and heavy internet usage. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Real-Time Traffic Information Providers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Real-Time Traffic Information Providers Industry are

  • Ability to provide traffic information in diverse locations
  • Provision of accurate information
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of mobile internet connections and Per capita disposable income in the Real-Time Traffic Information Providers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Real-Time Traffic Information Providers Industry?

    This industry provides real-time traffic information for GPS systems and location-based service applications.

    Industry Products
  • Traffic and routing data for in-car GPS systems
  • Traffic and routing data for mobile devices
  • Traffic and routing data for websites
  • Industry Activities
  • Traffic information and routing for in-car GPS navigation systems
  • Traffic information and routing apps for GPS-enabled mobile devices
  • Public-facing traffic information for informal travel agencies
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Total vehicle miles
  • Average age of vehicle fleet

  • Current Performance
  • Driving growth
  • Industry structure
  • Profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued growth
  • Alternative opportunities
  • Table: Real-Time Traffic Information Providers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Real-Time Traffic Information Providers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Software Publishing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Surveying & Mapping Services
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • Traffic and routing data for in-car GPS systems
  • Traffic and routing data for websites
  • Traffic and routing data for mobile devices
  • Chart: Real-Time Traffic Information Providers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Public sector
  • Internet and media companies
  • Car manufacturers
  • Mobile application developers
  • Fleet managers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Real-Time Traffic Information Providers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Real-Time Traffic Information Providers

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Real-Time Traffic Information Providers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
  • Table: HERE - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Real-Time Traffic Information Providers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Real-Time Traffic Information Providers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of mobile internet connections (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Sourcing information from multiple data points, directly from users.
  • Floating Car Data (Fcd)
  • The collection of data from mobile phones or GPS to help accurately determine real-time traffic information.
  • Global Positioning System (Gps)
  • A system used in many cars and smartphones that transmits location information using satellite communication.
  • Location Based Service (Lbs)
  • Computer programs and services that use location based data to control product features.
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