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Photonics approach to traffic signs
Author(s): Dariusz Litwin; Jacek Galas; Adam Czyżewski; Barbara Rymsza; Leszek Kornalewski; Tadeusz Kryszczyński; Jerzy Mikucki; Piotr Wikliński; Marek Daszkiewicz; Jacek Malasek
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Paper Abstract

The automotive industry has been always a driving force for all economies. Despite of its beneficial meaning to every society it brings also many issues including wide area of road safety. The latter has been enforced by the increasing number of cars and the dynamic development of the traffic as a whole. Road signs and traffic lights are crucial in context of good traffic arrangement and its fluency.

Traffic designers are used to treat horizontal road signs independently of vertical signs. However, modern light sources and growing flexibility in shaping optical systems create opportunity to design more advanced and smart solutions. In this paper we present an innovative, multidisciplinary approach that consists in tight interdependence of different traffic signals. We describe new optical systems together with their influence on the perception of the road user. The analysis includes maintenance and visibility in different weather conditions. A special attention has been focused on intersections of complex geometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10142, 20th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 1014214 (23 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2263235
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Dariusz Litwin, Maksymilian Pluta Institute of Applied Optics (Poland)
Jacek Galas, Maksymilian Pluta Institute of Applied Optics (Poland)
Adam Czyżewski, Maksymilian Pluta Institute of Applied Optics (Poland)
Barbara Rymsza, Road and Bridge Research Institute (Poland)
Leszek Kornalewski, Road and Bridge Research Institute (Poland)
Tadeusz Kryszczyński, Maksymilian Pluta Institute of Applied Optics (Poland)
Jerzy Mikucki, Maksymilian Pluta Institute of Applied Optics (Poland)
Piotr Wikliński, Maksymilian Pluta Institute of Applied Optics (Poland)
Marek Daszkiewicz, Maksymilian Pluta Institute of Applied Optics (Poland)
Jacek Malasek, Road and Bridge Research Institute (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10142:
20th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jarmila Müllerová; Dagmar Senderáková; Libor Ladányi; Ľubomír Scholtz, Editor(s)

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