The new symbol to be used for the danger warning sign of „Objects, obstacles, or parts falling/fallen on the carriageway or road)“ provides the required visual clues to be learned, recognised and acted upon, while it remains clearly visible and distinguishable from other signs even at small scale depiction. Continue ReadingRoad sign “Objects, obstacles or parts (fallen) on the road”→
This report provides ways to improve road signs on VMS: By using filled forms instead of outline contours; manipulation of the strokewidth of road sign borders for more space for symbols within; use of anti-aliasing and careful luminance control.Visual clarity of symbols depends on the distance between active (lit) LEDs. Continue ReadingDepiction on LED-VMS: Test-Report.→
Tern Symbols have been decreed mandatory for use on Austrian road signage.
On 16th March 2020, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy and Mobility decreed the guidelines of RVS 05.02.12 to be mandatory for use on direction signs and additional panels posted alongside urban and rural roads. This includes Tern Symbols.
Further more, on 3rd July 2019, RVS 05.02.13, applying to Austrian motorways (‘Autobahnen’) was enacted by the Ministry to be mandatory. Included Tern Symbols comprise a subset of mor than 60 symbols.
Inclusion in the guidelines was granted due to Tern Symbols’ properties of improved visibility compared to other available symbol sets. This provides drivers with more time to understand and respond during approach of a road sign.
Tern Symbols of RVS 05.02.12 and RVS 05.02.13 are available here.
The contrast edge on road signs is not used in all countries. Since it improves visibility and discrimination of road signs, and due to its relevance for a coherent advancement of the sign system, the contrast edge is recommended for general adoption. Continue ReadingRoad Signs: The Contrast Edge→
Proposing a symbol to stand for “Electric (Vehicle) Charging Station” to be used internationally on road signs and other signage. Multiple criteria fulfilled safeguard an enhanced performance of the symbol to support the sensorial and cognitive requirements of drivers in today’s demanding road environment. Continue ReadingElectric (Vehicle) Charging Station – Symbol Proposal→