Mar 17, 2010

(NECN: Cape Cod) – If you are brave enough to drive to the Cape during the summer season, you already know what a traffic nightmare the experience can truly be. But, a new high-tech gadget could be the ticket to a more enjoyable trip.

The iCone is designed to help alleviate congestion and give transportation officials a better idea of how roadwork affects traffic.

A global positioning system, a speed radar and a wireless connection transmit information on traffic conditions to an online map and electronic signs to warn motorists of delays in crossing the bridge, which has been restricted to one lane in each direction for repairs by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Cape Cod Times reporter Patrick Cassidy joins NECN for a discussion.