Pavement Marking

Pavement Marking

Pavement Marking

In a report developed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), it was recommended that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) establish plans to “better manage” initiatives and efforts related to Connected Automated Vehicles (CAVs). GAO officials state within the report, which was released in November 2017, that their reasoning behind the research efforts are based on the potential promise of CAVs to provide transformative safety and mobility benefits, but these benefits also will come with a set of safety and infrastructure challenges for policymakers.


While it also was noted that other components such as urban versus rural settings and local ownership of roadways will play a hand in infrastructure adaptations, many experts in automation and infrastructure back up the report’s claims, and assert that consistent and proper maintenance of the current roadway system is of the upmost importance for conventional and AV motorists — especially when it comes to pavement markings.


ATSSA has a dedicated group of members on its Pavement Marking Committee (member login required), who are working to assert the proper maintenance of pavement marking and advance technologies being developed to help increase safety benefits and accommodation of CAVs. The committee has developed a list of policies and continues to work toward advancing the collaboration between the roadway safety industry and automakers as America progresses toward an automated future.

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Roadway Safety magazine explores CV2X for ‘smart vests’

Check out the spring issue of ATSSA’s magazine and our first ‘Convention Extra’

The Spring issue of Roadway Safety magazine is now available with a cover story that’s apt as we observe National Work Zone Awareness Week.

We take a look at “smart vests” being developed in Virginia in a collaboration between the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Audi of America, Qualcomm and American Tower Corp.

The vests are fitted with electronics to warn people in work zones of impending danger. The smart vests provide an example of the potential for lifesaving benefits of cellular vehicle-to-everything (CV2X) technology.

Our first “Convention Extra” is also available online now. This supplement to Roadway Safety magazine will arrive with the magazine. It includes coverage of the awards announced during the 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo, plus details on the two products chosen for Innovation Awards.

The Spring 2021 issue is packed with information including articles on the following topics:

  • The future of transportation from four government perspectives
  • ATSSA’s first Roadway Worker Protection Summit
  • Innovations from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show
  • Pavement marking options for safer roads
  • Technology ideas for safer roads
  • Profile of a Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship recipient following in his family’s footsteps.

 

Read Roadway Safety, ATSSA’s flagship publication, to keep up with trends in the roadway safety infrastructure industry, business issues and innovations.

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