Our materials and technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems are designed to help improve the safety and mobility of road systems today and in the future. Because at 3M, we are working every day to help bring drivers home safely.
Today’s smarter, more connected, and increasingly autonomous vehicles are fueling advances in safety and mobility. But vehicle technology can’t advance on its own.
Smarter infrastructure will help empower enhanced connectivity, communications, and safety. Infrastructure and vehicle technology need to advance alongside each other, and they need to work together to help propel safety & mobility into the future.
Moving from analog messages designed for human eyes to digital messages designed for self-driving and autonomous vehicles means vehicles can interpret the surrounding environment and quickly respond.
With vehicle infrastructure integration, road safety materials can connect directly to vehicles, quickly helping identify construction zones and potential safety hazards so vehicle mobility and traffic flow can improve.
With redundancy, intelligent transportation technology can take over in situations when GPS isn't able to work, such as in a tunnel or when buildings are blocking the satellite signal; or when pavement markings aren't visible to the vehicles' camera due to snow or sun glare.
Bright and durable advanced lane markings work with automated vehicle sensors to detect lines outside the vision-based spectrum, improving lane detection and traffic safety in the most extreme weather conditions.
Compatible with traditional signage, advanced signs are human- and machine- detectable for high readability so drivers and vehicles are able to better navigate and make decisions faster.
These can relay alerts without relying on vision-based systems.
Real-time wireless messages are relayed before vision-based systems to communicate an upcoming work zone, adding a layer of redundancy to help identify potential safety hazards for workers and drivers.
3M Diamond Grade Reflective Sheeting can help improve human- and machine- readability. Highly efficient optics help it offer some of the industry's leading retroreflectivity, conspicuity and legibility.
3M™ Stamark™ Pavement Marking Tapes can help improve human- and machine- readability with all-weather visibility, lasting retroreflectivity, and durability.
Intelligent Transportation Services of the future will rely on DSRC 5.9 GHz for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication.
Discover 3M's work developing pavement markings with “wet reflectivity”, 3M’s smart code traffic signs, and the need for redundancy in the infrastructure for safety.
Bright and durable advanced lane markings work with automated vehicle sensors to detect lines outside the vision-based spectrum, improving lane detection and traffic safety in some of the most extreme weather conditions.