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Mobile traffic engineering is being challenged by a new industry of app developers and traffic engineers.
The trend has resulted in more sophisticated algorithms, more data, and new tools, according to research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The industry is a $200 billion industry, and it is rapidly growing, with more than 5,000 apps and services out there.
The study found that apps that use mobile traffic engineering are also more likely to be used by large companies.
“Mobile traffic engineering has a lot to offer and it has a big impact on our business,” said Daniel Stegeman, chief executive of Traffic Engineering, a Chicago-based company that sells apps for mobile traffic.
He said the industry has more than doubled in the last 10 years and expects it to grow to $300 billion by 2020.
Mobile traffic engineer: What are the pros and cons?
A mobile traffic engineer is someone who understands how traffic moves through the city, and they help companies develop strategies to move traffic around their sites, including traffic calming.
But the tools aren’t always the most efficient.
Some of the tools can be expensive, and the apps are often not well-suited for use on a mobile device, Stegemans said.
Some companies have built their own traffic management tools, like Traffic Engineering’s Traffic Flow Analyzer or Traffic Jam, which helps businesses better manage traffic flows.
Traffic engineers also have more control over how their traffic moves, like using automated cameras or cameras that measure traffic volume, according the study.
Mobile analytics firms also are using mobile traffic management and analytics to help businesses understand what users are doing and where they are, said Jennifer Lee, founder and chief executive officer of Traffic Analytics, an analytics company based in Chicago.
“They are not only looking at the traffic but they are also looking at where they want it to go,” she said.
For example, if a website wants to build out an app, the traffic engineer can ask a third party to monitor traffic flows from a nearby location, so that the app can know where to deploy it.
That information could help businesses know where the traffic is coming from and where it is going to go.
Mobile app analytics firm, iTraffic, which offers analytics tools for businesses, said it was the first company to look at mobile traffic in this way.
“We were inspired to try and take a look at it because it was something that is really important to our business, and our customers, because they have been asking us for years to help them understand where traffic is going and what to do about it,” said co-founder and chief technology officer, Josh Lantz.
iTraits uses analytics to figure out where traffic on the site should be routed to.
For instance, if the company wants to improve the user experience of a website, iTrace can tell if a user is coming to a particular page by looking at their navigation activity.
Lantz said mobile traffic analysis is becoming more important as a way to manage traffic.
“When you start to put together a business, you want to be able to look ahead, you need to know where traffic has gone and where traffic will go,” he said.
Latham and Lantz say they’re not the only ones to use mobile analytics to improve traffic flow.
Some cities have adopted rules to help reduce traffic on major roads, and other cities have tried to curb the amount of traffic in certain areas.
In San Francisco, for instance, the city has introduced a speed limit of 10 mph on major freeways.
Mobile apps that can measure traffic flow and predict where people are going will help businesses make decisions about how to spend their time and money, Lantz added.
“A lot of times, businesses are not looking at these things as metrics, but they have a business value to them, and we want them to have the ability to optimize their business for their customers and customers’ business.”
The research also found that mobile apps and traffic analytics are also becoming more prevalent in cities that don’t have a dedicated traffic management team, such as San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
“There’s been an explosion of mobile app companies, and I think it’s driven by the fact that these cities have the highest traffic congestion in the country,” said Lantz, who also works for the city of San Jose.
Mobile-based traffic management is also being used by Google, which owns the popular search engine, to help improve its traffic management.
In October, the company began to test a new mobile traffic control system called Traffic Stash, which allows businesses to have one dashboard that shows how much time, money and other information is spent on each trip and how much traffic is flowing through.
Google said it will deploy the technology in its parking lots by the end of the year.
Google and other companies say mobile traffic will become an increasingly important part of the economy as cities and states move toward full autonomous vehicle technology, or