road lines

Road lines are used on paved roadways to provide guidance and information to drivers and pedestrians.

Road lines are used to convey a range of information to the driver spanning navigational, safety and enforcement issues leading to their use in road environment understanding within advanced driver assistance systems and consideration for future use in autonomous road vehicles.

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 seeks partners for SRAV, Safe Roads for Autonomous Vehicles EU project

Certified measurement of Road Marking visibility to predict the Safe operation of ADAS & Autonomous vehicles. Are roads in Europe ready for the safe operation of autonomous vehicles? We propose to complete a pilot study on European roads & measure if existing road markings are adequate for the vision systems currently used in autonomous [...]

Demonstration of RetroTek-M

This video demonstrates how to use the RetroTek-M retroreflectometer. Let Joe Turley of Reflective Measurement Systems (RMS) the developers of the RetroTek system guide you through the entire process. The main points covered in the video include: 1. Attaching the RetroTek-M front sensor to the front of any vehicle with universal H brackets provided by [...]

Fast evaluation of road assets

A recent project in Ireland demonstrates how road asset performance demarcation surveys – and their evaluation – can be made more efficient In 2016, Northern Road Markings (NRM),based in Northern Ireland, successfully completed a mobile retroreflectivity survey of the primary and secondary road infrastructure in Ireland, having won a Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) tender. As [...]

No more than 4 years to have fully autonomous cars on the road

"No more than 4 years to have fully autonomous cars on the road" stated Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang during his keynote address at the GPU Technology Conference held in Taipei on October 26th 2017. Huang is very optimistic and certainly the Artificial Intelligence technologies his microchip enables mean that in principle anyway Level 5 autonomous [...]

RetroTek-MU a dynamic road marking / striping retroreflectometer evaluated to ASTM E 1710

RetroTek-MU (USA Version) a dynamic road marking/ striping retroreflectometer with full lane width capability evaluated to ASTM  E 1710. StrAus-Zert, the testing, monitoring and certification association for road-owners recently evaluated the RetroTek-MU (USA Version) as a suitable Dynamic Pavement Retroreflectometer for measuring the coefficient of retroreflected luminance RL of road markings/striping according to ASTM E 1710. [...]

RetroTek and Estonia – Pilot Road Marking Retroreflective Survey

A pilot project on the measurement of the night visibility (retroreflectivity) of road markings on the main roads of Estonia using a mobile retroreflectometer. The contracting authority: Estonian Road Administration. Tallinn Report date: July 2017 Participated in the work of the contract: Mr. Tiit Kaal, Consultant: ERC Consulting Ltd. Estonia, Mr. Joe Turley CEO, [...]

Future-proofing road markings

With the advent of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, efficiently surveying and maintaining the quality of road markings has never been more important when it comes to safety. Autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles are now being driven and tested on our roads. Improving road safety is a key factor in these developments. Today’s production cars already [...]

Turning the right corner on road safety

The number of people killed on roads in the United Kingdom has increased year on year for the last three. Mike Harper in his comment piece for Surveyor Transport Network on the recently published Road Safety Foundation report asks "So have we forgotten the fundamentals of road safety? In terms of the road surface, good quality [...]