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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Supercomputing Center Reconstructs Car Accidents
Researchers at the Center for Computational Research (CCR) of State University of New York at Buffalo have developed a visualization software which allows to simulate traffic in three dimensions. The results can be displayed to urban planners or audiences at public hearings, showing them how a proposed project will affect traffic in their neighborhoods.

This traffic-simulation software, Streetscenes, is also used to reconstruct street accidents. The software analyzes the data involved to compute the unknown variables, such as vehicle speeds and changes in velocities, and delivers its results as 3D animations which can be shown to juries, lawyers and insurance companies.

This overview contains more details and references, and includes many links to pictures and animations.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 3:52 PM Comments (0)
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