retroreflectometer

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]