3D Laser Mapping for accident investigation
3D Laser Mapping is set to change the way that motorway collisions are investigated now that the Department of Transport has awarded £2.7m in funds to police forces, allowing them to purchase 3D laser scanners. 27 different police forces have been awarded portions of the funds so that they can buy and use the new scanners to help collect digital images of crash sites an impressive 50% faster than through traditional survey techniques and are much more detailed.
The logical choice for departments choosing to use the new technology comes from 3D Laser Mapping which has become the primary supplier of lasers used for crash investigation. Many lasers that come from 3D Laser Mapping are already being used to help reduce the cost of the congestion that collisions can cause on the motorways after they occur.
As the RIEGL scanners make it easier to get evidence at the scene, the roads can reopen on average ninety minutes earlier than they would have with the use of standard collections. The scanners also produce detailed plans of the collision and high quality graphics from the data that is collected and can be referred to later in court and inquiry cases.