MATHEMATICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS. SCENE MEASUREMENT AND DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM

A computer program and an associated optical measurement system have been developed to aid the investigation of highway accidents. They provide a capability of processing and evaluating scene data, via radio contact with a remote computer, while the investigators are at the accident scene. Results of the third year of effort are presented and discussed. They include the results of field testing by a local police agency as well as by Calspan personnel. It is concluded that development of the prototype system has reached a point where it can be routinely applied to many highway accidents. Proposed modifications and extensions, aimed at greater ease of application and at increased generality, are presented and discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-234 707.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • MCHENRY, R R
    • Jones, I S
    • Lynch, J P
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 170 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-AQ-5341-V-2 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-3-658
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM