Night Crash Scene Scanning











Skid marks and barrier impacts captured in darkness, perspective view

Because the FARO laser scanner can detect an object’s intensity, scenes can be scanned at night in total darkness. The result looks like a black and white photograph, but it contains millions of points whose relative distances may be measured. Skid marks such as these are very difficult and time consuming to capture in broad daylight with a traditional total station, and would be nearly impossible to capture at night. These marks were captured with the Faro in one scan that took 11 minutes!

To get an idea of the ambient lighting, please take a look at a video that was recorded during this night scan on Vear’s YouTube Channel. This video also demonstrates the rear strobe lights on the Sprinter for safety.