Road Maintenance

/Road Maintenance

Good road maintenance is essential now and into the future to ensure that roads are safe to drive on. Authorities and Organisations responsible for road maintenance and safety of drivers need accurate up to date surveys of the road network to enable this to happen. Retroreflectometers like the RetroTek-M are needed to measure the RL values and absence / presence of road markings to ensure that all roads are maintained to the highest standards.

Demonstration of RetroTek-M

This video demonstrates how to use the RetroTek-M retroreflectometer. Let Joe Turley of Reflective Measurement Systems (RMS) the developers of the RetroTek system guide you through the entire process. The main points covered in the video include: 1. Attaching the RetroTek-M front sensor to the front of any vehicle with universal H brackets provided by [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

ERF – High Level Road Safety Conference in Malta attended by RMS

Joe Turley of Reflective Measurement Systems attended the European Union Road Federation's High Level Road Safety Conference which was held in Malta on March 28th.  This conference brought together stakeholders active in the field of road safety to provide recommendations for the Road Safety Ministerial Meeting which took place the following day.  This was a [...]

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 [...]

Turning the right corner on road safety

The number of people killed on roads in the United Kingdom has increased year on year for the last three. Mike Harper in his comment piece for Surveyor Transport Network on the recently published Road Safety Foundation report asks "So have we forgotten the fundamentals of road safety? In terms of the road surface, good quality [...]

6 of Britain’s 10 “most Improved” Roads feature better road markings

EuroRap (European Road Assesment Programme) have just published their "British EuroRAP Results 2016 – Performance Tracking Tables " which say that "6 of Britain's 10 "most Improved" Roads feature better road markings. These Performance Tracking Tables provide valuable information to all road users and those responsible for the design, building and maintenance of the road [...]

ERF – European Road Statistics 2016

The ERF (European Union Road Federation) has just published it's 2016 edition of the European Road statistics. This publication provides the European road community with essential information on the road transport sector and provides figures concerning the road network in Europe form the length of motorways to funding.  It also provides an overview of [...]