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.

Reducing the cost of surveys

Major changes are on the horizon for the road condition surveys. Over 70% of new cars are predicted to be equipped with lane-departure warning systems by 2023. These require good-quality road markings, which will increase the demand for them to be properly maintained. In order to do this road authorities will be dependent on quality [...]

RetroTek-D, Pavement Markings Vehicle Mounted Retroreflectometer measures night retroreflectivity and day contrast

Pavement Markings Vehicle Mounted Retroreflectometer NEW Available Q2. 2020 Day & Night - One Pass – Traffic Speed - Full Lane Width – Markings & RRPMs Measures Night Retroreflectivity and Day Contrast The NEW RetroTek-D vehicle mounted retroreflectometer is the safe and easy solution for day or night retroreflectivity assessment. Operational Day or Night. Simultaneously [...]

Pavement markings fit for ADAS

Against a backdrop of evolving minimum road marking standards, a new mobile retroreflectometer has emerged that allows a full road lane to be surveyed in a single pass Words | Joe Turley, Reflective Measurement Systems Ltd, Ireland Vehicle manufacturers and their advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) suppliers are achieving rapid advances in automation, making their [...]

Pavement Striping Industry – Thank You America.

An Irishman’s journey through Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. I have just returned after two very enjoyable working weeks on the road, meeting very dedicated and hardworking people in the pavement striping industry in the USA. All were ready and primed to start striping contracts, if only the wet weather would stop. Us Irish [...]

Classifying degraded road markings using computational neural nets (CDRMCN)

Identification and Quality Classification of Pavement Road Markings. This is an AI research project using computational neural nets to identify the characteristics of road markings and quantifying their quality (wear). This will allow the identification of the type of marking and classify the shape and wear patterns of center road markings (such as lines, arrows, [...]

Green light for the revision of the Road Infrastructure Safety Directive

On 21 February, negotiations between the European Parliament and the European Council on the new Road Infrastructure Safety Directive achieved a milestone with the agreement on the future scope and the inclusion of good condition for markings and signs in order to facilitate the deployment of new mobility trends. Regarding the scope, the main improvement [...]

RetroTek Pavement Marking Retroreflectometer Technology incorporates Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick to assist the safe operation of ADAS and Autonomous vehicles on Global road networks.

Main road pavement stakeholders, the European Commission (EC), The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),US Department of Transport ( USDOT) and Road Safety Associations European Road Federation (ERF) & American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), all recognize and support that good quality and uniformity of road markings, signage, and other traffic control devices support safe and [...]