RugoBox® : Skid Resistance – texture


 ISO 13473-1


Measure of the texture of the pavement (MPD / ETD)

MTQ LC 26-410
ISO 13473-6

DEUT 1521087N


Demander des informations


RugoBox® is a simple, modular and affordable device for measuring the macrotexture of the road surface. Easily integrated on a vehicle equipped with a hitch, the device allows for single or dual track measurements.

Compliant with the requirements of the latest version of the ISO 13473-1 standard, the device provides a notion of adherence through the MPD (Mean Profile Depth) and ETD (Equivalent Texture Depth) indicators.

RugoBox® is supplied with softwares for acquisition and processing allowing to exploit the associated indicators (visualization, acceptance report…).

→ Easily transportable and can be installed on all vehicles equipped with a standard hitch.


Fully comprehensive tool
→ One laser measuring head.
→ Odometer and GPS for positioning the measurements.
→ ROW (Right Of Way) camera
→ Ability to capture events to help processing and complete the measurement context.


Available options
→ Can be easily extended with a second measuring head, Wi-Fi connectivity, or the control computer or tablet.


Up to date
→ The system components, such as the processing algorithms, comply with the latest requirements of ISO 13473-1.


→ The system components were carefully selected in order to control the product cost, while back-up performance


Easy to process
→ MPD / ETD indicators are calculated directly at real time.
→ The RugoSoft processing software supplied allows to edit acceptance reports, but also for particular or advanced uses.

Standards and reference systems

StandardsISO 13473-1 (2019)
ISO 13473-6 (2021)
ReferenceDEUT 1521087N


Power Supply10-30 VDC (cigarette lighter plug)
ConnectivityEthernet/Wi-Fi system
Distance and positioningOdometer (DMI) and GPS



Measuring speedFrom 0 to 110 km/h
Indicators calculatedMPD/ETD
MontageBracket mounted on a standard hitch

RugoBox® is composed by default of :

  • A measuring head with its connection cable,
  • A control box and its power supply cable (cigarette lighter type),
  • A distance measuring system (DMI) on a wheel of the vehicle,
  • A magnetic GPS,
  • A webcam and its suction cup holder,
  • A storage case,
  • A mechanical support for vehicule hitch.

  • Second measuring head and its connection cable
  • Wifi connection on the control box
  • Wifi tablet
  • Laptop computer

Download in PDF format the Rugobox datasheet