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At 3M, we are working to continuously improve and enhance technologies to deliver products that bring families home safely. Here are three key characteristics that set our pavement markings apart from the rest.
Contrast — the difference between the road marking and the background — is a key characteristic that machine vision (optical cameras) systems associated with ADAS, LDW and Lane Centering use to identify and classify markings. Contrast markings combined with wider marking allows for detection at longer distances relative to narrower, non-contrast markings.
To ensure that machine visions systems will continue to accurately detect your pavement markings for years to come, they need to offer stable, persistent performance. This means they must retain their luminance, contrast, and wet retroreflectivity over time.
It’s critical that machine vision systems and human drivers can detect road markings in all conditions — including when it’s raining and the roads are wet. Road markings that deliver continuous wet retroreflectivity can be reliably seen in wet conditions.
Our optics technology has raised the bar on visibility and durability for road markings. Like you, we strive to reach zero deaths, and we will continue to evolve with technology to help keep roads safe, day or night, wet or dry
With the right road marking specifications, you can make a meaningful impact on the motorists that drive on your roads. Learn more about quality road markings and high-performance pavement marking applications for safer, more effective roadways.
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