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The implications of the revised Highways England standard CS 126 for survey operators

The revised Highways England standard CS 126, issued in 2020, demands more stringent visual inspection of road markings and road studs. In our opinion, this has serious implications for road asset survey companies. There are three key areas road survey companies need to be aware of: One of the key road asset survey concerns highlighted …

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Australian roads to benefit from RetroTek Retroreflectometer Technology

Press Release – January 2021 Reflective Measurement Systems Ltd has launched the new RetroTek-D vehicle mounted road marking retroreflectometer in Australia and has already secured sales with the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and appointed Geveko Markings APAC as the local distributor. The RetroTek-D is the first full lane width vehicle mounted retroreflectometer that can …

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ARRB ushers in new era of line marking technology

ARRB has acquired state-of-the-art technology to help road agencies and local government ensure their road line markings are up to standard for the latest in driver assistance systems. ARRB is now using the RetroTek-D vehicle mounted retroreflectometer from Irish company Reflective Measurement Systems Ltd in its road marking condition surveys. It is the first full …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 from ‘The …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 efficient …

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