Prototyping and Testing of a Fully Autonomous Road Construction Beacon, the iConeAuthor/Presenter: Sheckler, Ross D.
A revolutionary portable traffic monitoring device is developed, extensively prototyped and thoroughly tested throughout the State of New York as well as several other states. The resulting device, trademarked as the iCone ®, simplifies the process of traffic monitoring to the point where the entire process of data collection, transmission, and distribution is executed at the flip of a single switch. The iterative prototyping and testing process is centered around a public/private partnership including iCone Products LLC, the Calmar companies, the Federal Highway Administration, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and the New York State Department of Transportation and eventually involves departments of transportation from several states and expands to include participation from law enforcement, contractors, and private sector traffic information services. The highly inclusive nature of the test program led to a solution that addresses needs in traffic information, construction management, and law enforcement. The overall program has launched a new corporation and a new product that is in regular use in six states.