The New York City demonstrator project stems from a DOT sponsored initiative to study how Circulator Vehicles can improve safety, quality of living and efficiency in a city. To date, no other technology could track a vehicle within a single lane given the dynamic nature of NYC’s streets. 5D developed, manufactured and deployed systems that plugged into the city’s existing street light infrastructure. Our systems were installed on 25 light posts along 6th Avenue from 45th St. to 55th Street. The installation took the NYC DOT workers a total of 4 hours to complete. This system was then used to track a vehicle over the course of several days and to demonstrate the accuracy of the position measurements in dynamic city streets.
Demonstrations were conducted in September, November, December of 2016 with successful tracking of a vehicle outfitted with a 5D position sensor and antenna on top of a car.