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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Thousands of kilometers of roads assessed for retroreflectivity with the RetroTek vehicle mounted retroreflectometer.

The text of this article taken from the Estonian Highways magazine TeeLeht where the importance of the measurement of the retroreflectivity of road markings is discussed.  The RetroTek-M was used successfully by the Estonian Road Administration and ERC Consulting to conduct a survey of all the main roads in Estonia and this article provides some [...]

RMS shines new light on road markings

We have featured in the Daily News publication of Intertraffic Amsterdam with a piece about our strengthened product range. "Reflective Measurement Systems (RMS) is showing the latest addition to its range of dynamic retroreflectometers, the RetroTek-MU (US version). Its counterpart RetroTek-M is already available worldwide, excluding the US. The Irish company says the RetroTek-MU is [...]

New cars in UK safer than ever before with 1.8 million fitted with collision warning systems

Nearly 7 in 10 new cars available with driver assistance systems, with 1.8 million buyers a year benefitting from collision avoidance technology. Autonomous emergency braking, parking assistance and blind spot sensors also top the list of most popular tech. Road accidents fall 10% in five years as advanced safety tech helps keep drivers safer. [...]

AASHTO Reacts to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials today reacted to President Donald J. Trump’s reference to infrastructure investment during the State of the Union address before Congress. “We are pleased that President Trump continues to highlight the need for additional federal investment in infrastructure,” said Bud Wright, AASHTO executive director. “AASHTO [...]