Autonomous driving: road marking a key technology

SWARCO Road Marking Systems gives an up-to-date overview of modern road marking solutions at the industry meeting in Cologne.

SWARCO RMS DeuSat 2019
A popular meeting place and communications hub at the DeuSAT in Cologne: the SWARCO Road Marking Systems stand.

The 9th German Road Suppliers' Day (DeuSAT) on 27 and 28 March 2019 underlined its reputation as Germany's leading trade fair for road traffic technology. SWARCO Road Marking Systems presented itself at this popular industry meeting place as a flexible supplier of modern marking technologies. In a workshop, Harald Mosböck, Sales Manager for Road Marking Systems, opened up exciting insights into the role of road markings in autonomous driving.

Cologne/Amstetten, 9 April 2019

"Our presence at DeuSAT was marked by many personal encounters with experts from industry and commerce. We were able to use this successful event to bring our strengths not just to the asphalt but to the women and men in good conversations," said a satisfied Philipp Swarovski, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SWARCO Road Marking Systems.

New EU regulations to increase safety and save lives.

An important topic at this year's DeuSAT was the Road Infrastructure Safety Management Directive (RISM). Background: The EU institutions have reached preliminary political agreement on the revision of the regulation on the general safety of vehicles. From 2022, new safety technology will be made mandatory for European vehicles to better protect passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. The Road Infrastructure Safety Management Directive stresses the importance of road markings for road users and autonomous driving. It calls for properly designed and maintained road markings and signs that are easily and reliably recognised by both human drivers and vehicles with driver assistance systems or higher levels of automation. It also provides for the development of minimum performance requirements to facilitate the recognition of road markings and traffic signs.

Road markings and autonomous driving

Harald Mosböck moderated a workshop of the ERF (European Union Road Federation) with the question "What benefits does the third mobility package offer?". Among other things, the interaction of road infrastructure with autonomous driving was discussed. "We look forward to exchanging experience and expertise with the European Commission and the Member States on how road markings can optimally contribute to improving the vision of people and vehicles. To this end, we are focusing our work on co-financed EU projects and several specialist publications to ensure that the results reach as many stakeholders as possible, including from other regions such as the United States," said Harald Mosböck, Chairman of the ERF Road Marking Working Group and Head of the SWARCO RMS Division Europe.

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