Utilizing the appropriate exemplar vehicle, providing the proper perspective, documenting all the relevant information, and selecting the appropriate camera angle and camera settings are all factors that need to be considered to capture an accurate representation of the visual stimulus that is available.
This presentation will describe the technologies used to investigate, test, analyze, simulate, and visualize an incident, including real time interactive 3D visualizations with Virtual Reality capabilities. Specific examples will include vehicle headlamp mapping, trailer side underside impacts, drone mapping, dash cam video analysis, and animation/simulation integration.
The objective of this presentation is to gain practical and essential knowledge related to:
- Factors that affect visibility and conspicuity of pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles.
- Daytime versus nighttime factors and documentation
- Limitations in drivers’ capabilities and adverse environmental factors such as low levels of contrast and disability glare
- The use of photographs and video data in assessing incident conditions and driver or pedestrian performance
- How hindsight bias can adversely affect the presentation of visibility and conspicuity demonstratives
- Reconstructing a trucking collision with limited data using technology