We are the developers of RetroTek

A next generation road marking retroreflective surveying technology.

The RetroTek is a compact single sensor dual-line system that measures the retroreflective properties (night visibility) of road markings (lines & centre lane marking symbols) and the absence & presence of markers (studs) to guarantee compliance with worldwide road safety minimum standards for night-time visibility. RetroTek allows Roads Authorities, Road Maintenance Contractors to survey road networks accurately, safely, and economically. Conforms & evaluated to CEN EN 1436 and ASTM E 1710.

It’s data analytics capability enables safe, regular, economical and accurate measurement of reflective road assets across both sides of a road lane simultaneously. This enables road infrastructure stakeholders to efficiently maintain reflective road assets on road networks and ensures their suitablity for the safe operation of driver accompanied vehicles with ADAS systems & autonomous vehicles. The company was founded by Joe Turley in 2013 to further develop the “INFORM” technology initially developed by the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and the National Roads Authority. The result of this development is RetroTek.

Our History:

Since 2005, the Irish National Roads Authority(NRA) has worked with the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) on the problems of measuring the night visibility (retroreflectivity) of road lines and markers.

As a result of this collaboration, the Institute of Technology (ITB) developed the ‘INFORM’ technology. The project was funded by the National Road authority (NRA) Research Fund, Enterprise Ireland (EI), and the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

RetroTek Technology acquired the Technology Transfer Licence (TTL) from ITB for the INFORM technology for road lines and markers in August 2013 with a view to developing a commercial product. The resulting technology is called RetroTek.

RetroTek Technology are members of the following organisations

RMS are members of CEN

RetroTek Technology is funded by the Irish Government and the Irish National Development Plan through Enterprise Ireland.

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