Retroreflectivity

/Retroreflectivity

The RetroTek-M by Reflective Measurement Systems is a retroreflectometer which is used the measure the retroreflectivity of road makings. Retroreflectivity is one technology used to enhance the readability and perception of information displayed in low-light and night-time conditions. The transport industry recognizes that legible traffic signs and quality pavement markings are important for highway safety, especially in low-light conditions and at night.

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 [...]

RetroTek-MU a dynamic road marking / striping retroreflectometer evaluated to ASTM E 1710

RetroTek-MU (USA Version) a dynamic road marking/ striping retroreflectometer with full lane width capability evaluated to ASTM  E 1710. StrAus-Zert, the testing, monitoring and certification association for road-owners recently evaluated the RetroTek-MU (USA Version) as a suitable Dynamic Pavement Retroreflectometer for measuring the coefficient of retroreflected luminance RL of road markings/striping according to ASTM E 1710. [...]

RetroTek and Estonia – Pilot Road Marking Retroreflective Survey

A pilot project on the measurement of the night visibility (retroreflectivity) of road markings on the main roads of Estonia using a mobile retroreflectometer. The contracting authority: Estonian Road Administration. Tallinn Report date: July 2017 Participated in the work of the contract: Mr. Tiit Kaal, Consultant: ERC Consulting Ltd. Estonia, Mr. Joe Turley CEO, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

European Union Road Federation Position Paper towards improving Traffic Signs in European Roads

This European Union Road Federation Position Paper published in November 2015 highlights the importance of the proper design, placement and in particular maintenance of Vertical Road Signs across the European Union. This is becoming a critical road safety issue particularly when you consider the ageing population and increasing cross border traffic. These issues combined with [...]

Faster assessment of road markings from RMS

First published: Intertraffic 2016, Daily News:Day 2 as: Making a line for RMS Drop by the stand of Reflective Measurement Systems (RMS) to see its new RetroTek-M mobile dual-line system which at traffic speed can simultaneously measures the nighttime retroreflective properties of road markings (lines) and of raised pavement markers (studs) on both sides [...]

Retroreflectivity to become more important for highways authorities

First publishedin The Global Road Safety Review 2016 as: Reflecting the future Retroreflectivity is only going to become more important for highways authorities: Jon Masters reviews some of this year’s major developments RMS launched the RetroTek-M traffic speed retroreflectometer in late 2015 and has developed the RetroTek-View suite of reporting software "Measurement [...]

RetroTek™ – Mobile Retroreflectometer Certified to EN1436

StrausZert e.V. certify the RetroTek-M as a suitable Mobile Pavement Retroreflectometer for measuring the coefficient of retroreflected luminance RL of road markings. RetroTek-M fitted to vehicle RetroTek-M surveys full lane width Dublin, Ireland, March 30, 2016– The RetroTek-M is the first Dual Line mobile retroreflectometer to be certified to [...]