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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 [...]

April 5th, 2019|Categories: retroreflectometer, RetroTek-M, Road Industry News, road safety|

Road safety: Commission welcomes agreement on new EU rules to help save lives

Road safety: Commission welcomes agreement on new EU rules to help save lives The EU institutions have reached a provisional political agreement on the revised General Safety Regulation. As of 2022 new safety technologies will [...]

USDOT – Preparing for the future of Transportation – Automated Vehicles 3.0

U.S. DOT recognizes that the quality and uniformity of road markings, signage, and other traffic control devices support safe and efficient driving by both human drivers and automated vehicles. Extract below taken from the report [...]

ERF technical recommendations to adapt CAVs – Road Markings

The ERF strongly supports the road safety approach of the European Commission and recommendations for minimum performance of road markings in EU for reliable recognition by both human drivers and vehicles equipped with driver assistance [...]

ATSSA Policy on Road Markings for Machine Vision Systems for operation of ADS

ATSSA Policy on Road Markings for Machine Vision Systems (Adopted March 14, 2019) ATSSA adopt Policy on Road Markings for Machine Vision Systems to  enable safe and efficient operations of ADS” (Automated Driving Systems). Background [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ready for ADAS and CAVs?

Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will rely on road markings with the correct reflectivity. Traffic authorities must act now to implement and maintain such markings. Words | Joe Turley, Reflective Measurement Systems, Ireland   Those [...]

December 3rd, 2018|Categories: RetroTek-M, Road Industry News, road lines, Road Maintenance, road markings|