LiDAR scanners are the number one way to accurately document crash scenes. This technology gathers data quickly, allowing responders to clear the crash scene sooner and restore traffic flow. With the use of LiDAR and the resulting 2-D and 3-D images, the record of a crash scene is infinitely more accurate and usable than previous, often very crude methods.
There are a handful of LiDAR manufacturers in the world, and each offers a different degree of accuracy, speed, ease of use, etc. Below are criteria we recommend for comparing systems. SSA uses RIEGL.
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LiDAR Crash Scene Applications
- Reduce emergency response time
- Reduce road closure time
- Reduce economic impact caused by cost of response, loss of tolls, customer delays
- Digital model scene reconstruction is admissible in court
- Modeling helps designers enhance safety features