Accident Reconstruction

When creating accident reconstructions, the sooner and faster the scene can be recorded, the better. With a 3D laser scanner from FARO®, crash investigators can quickly record vast amounts of data and bring the virtual scene back to the office. Lines of sight, for example, be analyzed from various vantage points or the scan data compared with OEM CAD files for vehicle deformation analysis. An accident animation may be possible in order to simulate the actual event.

3D laser scanning technology from FARO supports forensic experts by saving time and generating superior deliverables.

Baselining Forensic Evidence with the Focus 3D

The DFET serves the Czech Department of Justice with reliable court evidence. It uses the FARO Focus 3D for baseline data to form the basis of a forensic accident evaluation and reports.

Vehicle Undercarriage Scanning for Use in Crash Reconstruction

This document will discuss a bestpractice workflow for scanning the undercarriage of the vehicle, including the exterior.

Using 3D Laser Technology Results in Significant Savings for Interagency Investigation Team

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office (Oregon) leads an interagency Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) that includes Reconstructionists from eight different police agencies. In the past, the team used a total station to map crash scenes and a handheld distance meter for interior scenes. Today, their measurement device of choice is a Focus3D X 330 laser scanner.

Using the FARO Laser Scanner to Create Forensic Animations

In a short amount of time scan all vehicles on scene and scan the entire apartment complex where the incident occurred. This involved an area approximately 61 x 61 meters, or 200 x 200 feet, and included exemplar vehicles.

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