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.

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 [...]

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 [...]