crash

Full scene & full detail

Development of a high precision reconstruction system designed to be used in a professional simulation environment related with real crash events.

Context

Despite the significant technological advances in motor vehicle sensing technologies, road crashes have remained a pressing global health issue. The World Health Organization estimated that road injuries are the 8th leading cause of death worldwide, resulting in 1.4 million deaths annually. Perhaps more importantly, the incidence of such crashes and their severity are on the rise. By 2030, traffic-related deaths are predicted to become the 7th leading cause of death worldwide. The increase in annual deaths is seen in low - and high -developed countries alike. In addition to the massive loss of lives, motor vehicle (such as passenger cars, motorcycles, buses and trucks) crashes cause significant economic losses. According to the World Health Organization, “road traffic crashes cost most countries 3% of their gross domestic product.”


Although, Portugal has been showing a significant decrease in the level of fatalities and serious injuries, over the last few years, the level of financial costs and fraudulent accidents remains very high for insurers and for the whole society.

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Crash System

3D scanning system for the accident scene

In the first stage, a pre-existing software will transform photos into a three-dimensional point cloud, according to a process specification developed in the scope of the project.

Data science and artificial intelligence

Using the same technique of digitalization by image, the 3D models of vehicles will be rendered with precise definition of deformations suffered during the collision.

Crash models

After processing the 3D geometry information of the accident scene and from the vehicles, it is necessary to combine the resulting 3D models with the information collected. After that, multibody kinematics and dynamics models will be applied to generate the behaviour of the vehicles in crash moments and a few seconds before and after the collision.

Crash models

Dynamic behaviour reconstruction of the accident collision moment and the paths before and after the impact.

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Objectives

3D scanning system for the accident scene

3D scanning system for
the accident scene

Data science and artificial intelligence

Data science and
artificial intelligence

Crash models

Crash models


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3D scanning system for the accident scene

Development of a 3D scanning system for the accident scene, and a 3D digitalization system for vehicles with precise definition of the deformations suffered during an accident.
We need a system to create the accident scene with the identification of all accident forensic evidences and their measurement definition and to convert the 3D digitalization of the accident scene and vehicles into solid mechanical models with the physical properties necessary to do computational simulations.
Develop of a system for rapid data collecting at the accident scene that allows the 3D scans to be performed. This system must be user friendly In order to be used by road traffic authorities or motorway management staff.

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Data science and artificial intelligence

Development of DS/AI models capable of feeding environment simulations with additional data, delivering additional insights related to the accident timeline.
This models need the ability to relate 3D objects and evidences to other sources of precise information (sensors), to reconstruct the whole accident timeline combining data and relevant 3D objects and to identify and include at any timeline moment relevant vehicle mechanic and dynamic models, related any kind 3D object.

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Crash models

Development of kinematic and dynamic models to perform the reconstruction of the accident collision moment and the paths before and after the impact.
Definition of the mechanical equations of kinematic and dynamic behaviour of physical models resulting from the 3D scanning.
Integration of the information recorded in the vehicles to feed the vehicle dynamic behaviour and driver behaviour.
Creation of models for data processing that allow the behaviour simulation of the vehicle and the driver.

Target Customers

3D scanning system for the accident scene

Insurance companies

Data science and artificial intelligence

Accident audit agencies

Crash models

Public security forces

Crash models

Traffic Regulators

Crash models

Automotive companies

Promotors e Co-pomoters

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Sketchpixel

Promoter

Founded in May 2008, Sketchpixel - Multimédia & Visual Effects, Lda. operates in the field of Computer Graphics and Technological Innovation seeking to create top quality solutions for Advertising, Communication, Architecture and technological solutions for sectors as diverse as health, games and industry car. It also develops solutions for Holography, Augmented Reality, Mobile Applications, Video Mapping and Interactive Solutions.
Considered one of the references in the computer graphics sector, it provides services to entities in Portugal, but also to the USA, France, Angola, Brazil, Spain and Singapore. Among the various clients, the animation works developed for entities such as the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property, EDP, Sonae, Hard Club, among others, stand out.

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Polytechnic Institute of Tomar

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Polytechnic Institute de Tomar (IPT) is a Higher Education institution that belongs to the national scientific and technological system. Founded in 1973, IPT's mission is to provide access to knowledge for the benefit of people and society through research, teaching and cooperation, in a project for the global formation of the individual; active participation in the construction of a European space for research and education and a regional development model based on the creation, innovation and enhancement of scientific and technological knowledge. Located in the Center of Portugal, IPT currently has two teaching geographical units, one located in Tomar and the other in Abrantes, which are characterized by the excellent conditions of their infrastructure and support services for teachers and students.

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Polytechnic Institute of Leiria

Co-Promoter

The Polytechnic of Leiria is a higher education institution dedicated to education and research, which trains citizens with relevant skills to contribute to sustainable regional and national development, and which generates knowledge and innovation of high cultural, economic and social value. Its activities are developed within the scope of education, training and research, providing various services to the community and extending its cooperation to technical and cultural areas, investing in modern and well-equipped infrastructures, which provide support services of excellent quality.

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Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

Partner

The consortium also includes the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (KPI), a National self-government state higher educational institution, multidisciplinary technical higher educational institution that carries out innovative educational activities for different levels of higher education (including Ph.D.), conducts basic and/or applied research. Is a leading scientific and methodical center, has well-developed infrastructure, education, research, training scientific-production and production units, promoting scientific knowledge and carries out cultural and educational activities.

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