BY RetroTek Technology
During the Intertraffic Instanbul 2019 tradeshow, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Department (Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi, Ulaşım Daire Başkanlığı) sought answers to quality control questions. Joe Turley, the CEO of Reflective Measurement Systems, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, discussed with the department the use of the RetroTek-M Dynamic Road Marking Retroreflector to assist them with the assessment of pavement conditions and performance of the Municipality road network.
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality chose the RetroTek retroreflectometer over traditional dynamic side-mounted systems. It fits to the front of a vehicle. The company describes it as “a major advantage on the very congested road network around Istanbul…. the RetroTek simultaneously assesses the retroreflectivity of the road line markings on the left and right of the traffic lane travelled including any center lane markings/messages/symbols. The RetroTek system is not integrated into the vehicle so it can be easily removed and attached to other vehicles fitted with a standard square front tow hitch bar.”
The maintaining of good quality pavement markings is more important than ever in ensuring that vehicles driven by humans and equipped with Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and upcoming autonomous vehicles can operate safely on all road networks. The requirement for quality, reliable and affordable pavement assessment to industry standards has never been greater. The RetroTek technologies are ready to meet that challenge, according to the manufacturer.
For more information, contact Joe Turley at firstname.lastname@example.org.