Highly informative PBS article about 3D laser scanning and reconstruction. Here are a few excerpts: Since 2009, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have spent nearly $1 million on FARO scanners. Department of Defense: $18 million. Both considerable sums given that the company offers some of the least expensive laser scanners on the market for forensic analysis and surveying. This gadget is an emerging piece of… read more →
The driver of an Ottawa bus that crashed into a Via Rail passenger train, killing five passengers and himself in 2013, was likely distracted by a video screen he was required to monitor on the job, the Transportation and Safety Board says. TSB Canada released an official report which also listed speed of the bus, the curve of the road ahead of the crossing, company practices and bus crashworthiness as contributing factors. Read full TSB… read more →
Watch this informative BBC video about government-funded adoption of laser scanners for traffic accident documentation in the UK.