Driverless Cars

Good road markings are essential in the future because of the growing market for driverless cars vehicles. Retroreflectometers like the RetroTek-M are needed to measure the RL values and absence / presence of road markings to ensure that driverless cars can “read” the road properly.

RetroTek presentation at ETNA 2020

Presentation by Joe Turley at ETNA2020 Brokerage Event December 2017 Scroll through this slider to read the slides presented by Joe Turley at the ETNA2020 Brokerage event held in Brussels on December 13th 2017.  They are an introduction to RetroTek's H2020 proposal "SRAV - Safer Roads for Autonomous Vehicles".  The [...]

RMS seeks partners for SRAV, Safe Roads for Autonomous Vehicles EU project

Certified measurement of Road Marking visibility to predict the Safe operation of ADAS & Autonomous vehicles. Are roads in Europe ready for the safe operation of autonomous vehicles? We propose to complete a pilot study on European roads & measure if existing road markings are adequate for the vision systems currently used in autonomous [...]

RMS to speak at ETNA2020 Brokerage event in Brussels on 13 December

Certified measurement of Road Marking visibility to predict the Safe operation of ADAS & Autonomous vehicles. Joe Turley, CEO of RMS the developers of the RetroTek system of retroreflctometers will be speaking at the EC Transport Infoday, due to be held in Brussels on 13 December 2017. He will be speaking about [...]

Fast evaluation of road assets

A recent project in Ireland demonstrates how road asset performance demarcation surveys – and their evaluation – can be made more efficient In 2016, Northern Road Markings (NRM),based in Northern Ireland, successfully completed a mobile retroreflectivity survey of the primary and secondary road infrastructure in Ireland, having won a Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) tender. As [...]

No more than 4 years to have fully autonomous cars on the road

"No more than 4 years to have fully autonomous cars on the road" stated Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang during his keynote address at the GPU Technology Conference held in Taipei on October 26th 2017. Huang is very optimistic and certainly the Artificial Intelligence technologies his microchip enables mean that in principle anyway Level 5 autonomous [...]

Future-proofing road markings

With the advent of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, efficiently surveying and maintaining the quality of road markings has never been more important when it comes to safety. Autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles are now being driven and tested on our roads. Improving road safety is a key factor in these developments. Today’s production cars already [...]

Road Markings vital for autonomous vehicles

It is estimated that by 2025 at least half of the vehicles on Europe's roads will have some ability to "read" the road ahead. These vehicles will not work if the road markings and lines upon which they rely are not maintained to a high standard. This will place additional pressures on governments and road [...]

DfT plans ‘roadmap to fully automated vehicles’

Autonomous vehicles are on the way and will form a substantial part of the road transport fleet in the next few years. Governments all over the world are getting to grips with all that this will entail, both good and bad, and many are putting together plans and strategies to assist them with making the [...]

Race for driverless cars hots up

The Surveyor Transport Network wrote an interesting article in August about how the "Race for driverless cars" is hotting up with Uber announcing plans to roll out self-driving taxis in America, Ford vowing to put driverless cars on the road by 2021 and Helsinki unveiling driverless buses. Read the full article HERE   It [...]