Development of Smart In-depth Crash Investigation System Prototype: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Technology Integration
This article presents an application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in road accident data collection in order to investigate the road accident cause and proposes the solutions. Thailand is facing up to road accident problems causing a large number of people die and are injured each year. From the study, the UAV can decrease data collection time and increase safety for the road accident investigation team at the scene. Information obtained from the in-depth crash investigation in conjunction with UAVs provides high accuracy and can be checked. This can help in the collection of data from the phases of a collision: at collision and post-collision with high accuracy together with the appearance of damage at the scene. Additionally, the data collected from UAV can be imported into the road crash analysis software for reconstructing and simulating an accident leading to the analysis of the cause of the accident. Images from UAV can be viewed in various directions that can assist the investigation team in the cause analysis.
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