Road Industry News

This is a list of Road Industry News relevant to Reflective Measurement Systems Ltd. and the RetroTek dynamic dual line retroreflectometers. While the RetroTek-M has been designed to meet the requirements of the global road maintenance industry, the RetroTek-MU has been designed specifically for the USA.

National Work Zone Awareness Week: Road Condition Maintenance – Keeping Road Workers Safe

Front Mounted Pavement Retroreflectometers safer to operate than Side Mounted Retroreflectometers. The RetroTek Front Mounted Systems (FMS) are safer for pavement maintenance workers and other road users while road network retroreflectivity condition surveys are being carried out. Before the introduction of the RetroTek Front Mounted System, dynamic, vehicle mounted retroreflectometers were only available as side [...]

RetroTek Technology introduced to Istanbul at Smart City Technologies of the Future Meet 2019

Yesterday the RetroTek-M vehicle mounted road marking retroreflectometer was presented at the World Cities Congress Istanbul 2019 13-15th March, “Smart City Technologies of the Future Meet” by the Department of Transport Traffic Directorate on the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality stand. This is the first RetroTek system to be chosen for road marking assessment in Turkey and [...]

RetroTek-MU mobile retroreflectometer certified by Texas Transportation Institute

Texas Transportation Institue A member of The Texas A&M University System, the TTI (Texas Transportation Institute) has, since 1950 developed solutions to the problems and challenges facing all modes of transportation. Over the last 15 years, researchers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) have established a comprehensive research program related to the visibility of [...]

RetroTek-M Mobile pavement retroreflectometer is suitable for the measurement of RL of wet road markings.

Test Certificate regarding the suitability of the RetroTek-M mobile pavement retroreflectometer for measuring the coefficient of retroreflected luminance RL of the surfaces of road markings in wet conditions. These tests were performed in a laboratory and on the road in December 2018 & January 2019 Originator: This report has been generated by Reflective Measurement Systems [...]

How Automated Vehicles Will Change Pavement Marking

The needs of cameras and software used to detect pavement markings will drive changes in marking requirements According to FHWA, “Greater uniformity and quality in road markings and traffic control devices would enable automation. Having greater consistency in road markings and traffic control devices and an improved state of good repair benefits all road users, [...]

Evaluation of the Effects of Pavement marking Width on Detectability by Machine Vision: 4 inch vs 6 inch Markings

Summary of Observations Preparing Highways for Automated Driving Systems Transportation Infrastructure Owner Operators (IOOs) are increasingly interested in understanding how they can prepare highways for automated driving systems (ADS). The primary reason for this interest is that ADS are projected to have dramatically positive impacts on highway safety while reducing congestion. Some estimates suggest that [...]

Ready for ADAS and CAVs?

Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will rely on road markings with the correct reflectivity. Traffic authorities must act now to implement and maintain such markings. Words | Joe Turley, Reflective Measurement Systems, Ireland   Those involved in the road infrastructure and advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) fields are aware of the hype surrounding connected autonomous [...]

European Road Profile Users’ Group 2018 Forum

We are looking forward to meeting industry colleagues at the #erpug European Road Profle User's Group in Madrid this Thursday and Friday the 18th and 19th October 2018. ERPUG or European Road Profile Users' Group are a non profit association estableihed in 2012. The group's mission is to act as a source of knowledge [...]

It is difficult to renew road markings on time without adequate data on their condition

The text of this article taken from the Estonian Highways magazine TeeLeht was written by Tiit Kaal of ERC Consulting who has used the RetroTek-M mobile retroreflectometer to assess the retro-reflectivity of road marking on the Estonian road network 2017 and 2018.  This is a translated version of the text and the full version in [...]