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, including ADS.”

There is obviously a lot of excitement and even hype about the future of vehicle technologies to automate the task of driving. And when you combine the vehicle automation progress with the potential of connectivity and the shared economy, there are significant signs of an innovation revolution in the transportation sector.

As the excitement and hype builds, so does pressure to get engaged and be part of the revolution. One of the questions that many road agencies think about is, “What can we do to prepare our highways for this innovation—to help accelerate the benefits while not sacrificing the needs of human drivers in the mixed vehicle fleet era?”

This is the introduction to a really interesting article written by Paul Carlson and featured in in January 2019. He discusses how the needs of cameras and the software used to detect pavement marking will drive change in marking requirements.

If you would like to read the full article please follow this link .