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 EN1436.
“With its ability to simultaneously measure the lines on both sides of a lane to EN1436, the RetroTek-M is the most efficient and versatile mobile retroreflectometer systems on the market”, explains Joe Turley CEO of RMS Ltd.
Dr Hans-Hubert Meseberg of StrAus-Zert noted in his assessment report that the RetroTek-M performed within +4.08%/-3.69% of a LTL-XL handheld device. This is well within ± 7.5% demanded by the German Federal Highway Research Institute. In fact, when averaged over all of the samples taken the RetroTek-M reported nearly identical readings to the handheld LTL-XL. Dr Meseberg also observed that the performance of the RetroTek-M was not affected by the velocity at which the measurements were taken at.
Quoting from the report’s conclusion:
“… the RetroTek-M Mobile Pavement Retroreflectometer is … deemed to be well suitable for dynamic measurement of the coefficient of retroreflected luminance RL of road markings according to … European Standard EN1436 and delivers the same results as a portable reflectometer [while being] independent of measuring speed [and] the kind or form of the road marking.”
[RMS Ltd. is an Enterprise Ireland and Horizon 2020 supported High Potential Start-up setup to provide competitive high speed machine vision solutions for the road surveying market. Founded in 2013 RMS launched the RetroTek-M in Q3 2015.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 684477.