Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

Innovators Award 2017 to the TIDOP research group for the CRASHMAP project.

crash_ca_1rAccording to the latest consolidated statistics of the National Department of Traffic, 83.115 accidents with victims (deceased, seriously and slightly injured) were registered in the last year. These figures show the volume of interventions, specifically the number of police statement that the State Security Forces perform.

At present, the reconstruction of traffic accidents is carried out based on in situ measurements by the Security Forces and subsequently, when the car has been evicted, by the consulting companies hired by those affected. This process is quite ineffective (requiring road cuts and the access of the agents involves), adds many errors as well as a rather subjective component to the data capture process due to the standardized forms and questions used. In addition, nothing can be corrected once the car has been evicted from the scene.

After the data collection and documentation of the accident, the Security Forces generate a report with the geometric data so that the corresponding legal processes can continue.

The CRASHMAP Project, developed by the TIDOP Research Group of the University of Salamanca, establishes a system of 3D reconstruction and analysis of accidents in urban and interurban areas that allows the Security Forces (Local Police and Civil Guard) to support the expert reports with accurate and objective data. Thus, the deformation of the vehicle as well as their impact speed are quantified and stored.


Software that allows the 3D reconstruction of traffic accident scenes with metric properties as well as the calculation of the basic parameters associated to these kind of accidents (distances, angles, speeds, paths, etc.).

CRASHMAP consists of:

  • a software (client) that allows: to perform the data collection by images taken with a mobile phone and following a simple protocol (demo-video), to upload the images to the cloud, to download the resulting 3D models and to perform the metric and energetic analysis of the accident (impact speeds against vehicles, fixed elements or people)
  • A software (server) located in the cloud that allows the calculation of the smart 3D models remotely. This software has the required algorithms to transform 2D data (images) into 3D data (crashmap).


The software has been used successfully by the Local Police of Salamanca for 2 years and some of the results have already been presented to the Justice Administration as part of the expert reports.

New published on 05/10/2017