Connected Work Zones Improve Worker Safety

iCone initially developed the Smart Safety Barrel as a way of communicating work zone traffic data to a central location. This helped with developing and planning for a smart work zone and traffic management, but Sheckler quickly realized this technology could do more to keep workers safe.

“We thought about what we could do to let every driver know exactly where a worker was,” Sheckler says. “We realized we could place sensors around a work zone and create a network center around the work zone.”

The iCone sensors can be placed along the jobsite and via radar sensors, the technology knows where the stopped traffic event starts and ends and can communicate those messages effectively…

iCone has partnered with Waze and other navigation companies to find ways to reach into the car and “wake the driver up.”