We are the developers of RetroTek Mobile Retroreflectometer Systems

A next generation road marking retroreflective surveying technology.

The RetroTek is a compact single sensor dual-line system that measures the retroreflective properties (night visibility) of road markings (lines & centre lane marking symbols) and the absence & presence of reflective pavement markings (RPMs)/road studs to guarantee compliance with worldwide road safety minimum standards for night-time visibility. RetroTek allows Roads Authorities, Road Maintenance Contractors to survey road networks accurately, safely, and economically. Conforms & evaluated to CEN EN 1436 and ASTM E 1710.

It’s data analytics capability enables safe, regular, economical and accurate measurement of reflective road assets across both sides of a road lane simultaneously. This enables road infrastructure stakeholders to efficiently maintain reflective road assets on road networks and ensures their suitablity for the safe operation of driver accompanied vehicles with ADAS systems & autonomous vehicles. The company was founded by Joe Turley in 2013 to further develop the “INFORM” technology initially developed by the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and the National Roads Authority. The result of this development is RetroTek.

Our History:

Dualine : The validation, certification and industrial testing of advanced road marking retroreflectance (RL) measuring equipment (RetroTek-M) for the global market. This Horizon 2020 project was successfully completed in July 2017.

Horizon 2020 SME funding received for the “DuaLine” project in 2016/2017 which assisted in the development of the RetroTek Technology.  The DuaLine proposal was submitted under call H2020-IT-1-2015, “Small Business Innovation for Transport”, as it fits well with many of the aims of the Council as detailed in the overarching Framework Programme for Research & Innovation (2014-2020) relating to Smart Green and Integrated Transport.

Some quotes from the EU Commisssion Review Report and Overall Assessment
  • “Project has fully achieved its objectives and milestones.”
  • “Project has delivered exceptional results with significant immediate or potential impact.”
  • “All commercial and scientific/technical objectives achieved.”

Since 2005, the Irish National Roads Authority(NRA) has worked with the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) on the problems of measuring the night visibility (retroreflectivity) of road lines and reflective pavement markings (RPMs) / road studs.

As a result of this collaboration, the Institute of Technology (ITB) developed the ‘INFORM’ technology. The project was funded by the National Road authority (NRA) Research Fund, Enterprise Ireland (EI), and the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

Reflective Measurement Systems are members of the following organisations

RMS are members of CEN

Reflective Measurement Systems and the RetroTek technology is funded by the Irish Government and the Irish National Development Plan through Enterprise Ireland.