23 December 2016 Photonics approach to traffic signs
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Proceedings Volume 10142, 20th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics; 1014214 (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263235
Event: 20th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 2016, Jasna, Slovakia
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.
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Dariusz Litwin, Jacek Galas, Adam Czyżewski, Barbara Rymsza, Leszek Kornalewski, Tadeusz Kryszczyński, Jerzy Mikucki, Piotr Wikliński, Marek Daszkiewicz, Jacek Malasek, "Photonics approach to traffic signs", 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; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263235
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