Royal Canadian Mounted Police Highlights Role of Laser Scanning in Saving Lives
Collision reconstructionists in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP’s) Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS), based in Surrey, B.C., document vehicle collisions that cause serious injury or death to explain what happened, but they also save lives. Using 3D laser scanners and GPS technology, along with video and camera footage, they discover how accidents happen as well as how to improve road safety to prevent future crashes.
The team operates eight 3D laser scanners, which document millions of precise laser measurements around the site. Those points are then used to build a 3D image to help investigators understand how the accident happened.
“The more angles we set up, we get a more complete picture,” says McStravick in an article in RCMP’s Gazette magazine. “For instance, there could be a gouge mark that we didn’t see, the scanner will pick that up.” Go here to read the full article. To explore how laser scanning can help your agency improve scene documentation, please contact us.