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3M celebrates 75 years of innovation in roadway safety & security systems

To mark its 75th anniversary of innovation in roadway safety and security systems, 3M Traffic Safety Systems Division has recently held a private event in Dubai, UAE which shed light on 3M’s technology innovation and commitment to traffic safety and security. At the event, 3M team demonstrated its Next Generation Transportation Futuristic Solutions, where all solutions can be integrated together under one centralized control to create secured cities.

Today, 3M Traffic Safety Systems Division comprises of high performance materials and comprehensive services. It has been dedicated to improving traffic safety and has been a leader in safety innovation for 75 years. Its comprehensive systems and services, combined with high performance materials, are designed to improve roadway visibility, reduce long term costs and adhere to the highest government standards in the world. The fully integrated systems, which range from Automatic License Plate Recognition, to License Plates Lamination, Traffic Signs Reflectivity, Access Control Systems used in airports and border controls, to Document Readers for government agencies and hotels, are all solutions which can make the cities secured.

“The world has changed immensely since 3M installed the first fully reflective traffic sign in 1939, but our technology leadership and commitment to traffic safety is as strong as ever,” said Chaouki Bahsoun, General Manager for Security & Graphics Business Group. “Armed with innovative technology, we provide ingenious solutions for the transportation industry and our complete portfolio of products, services and solutions addresses today’s challenges of the motor vehicle industry to enhance organizational performance and productivity,” he added.

“Being a leader in Traffic Safety and Security, we leap into the future with our Next Generation Transportation Futuristic Solutions, where we can integrate all our solutions together under one centralized control to have the future of our cities secured. We are excited to celebrate today our 75th anniversary and introduce even more customized solutions into the market,” said Roula Eid, Division Manager for Traffic Safety & Security.

3M Traffic Safety and Security Division is a global leader in developing products, systems and services for the transportation safety, vehicle registration and management, identification security, electronic monitoring, and library markets. A traffic safety innovator for 75 years, 3M technologies are used to produce high performance prismatic reflective sheeting for traffic signs, a full portfolio of bright and durable pavement markings, reflective materials for work zone applications and vehicle markings, and roadway asset management systems and services.