JAIPUR 03/NOV/2014: Investigation into the causes of mishaps in the city promises to be fast and accurate with addition of digital technology. The traffic police on Saturday launched a new interceptor vehicle named CrashLab which will use the latest technologies to analyze the causes leading to a road accident. The vehicle would be able to determine if the accident was caused due to the negligence of the driver or faulty road engineering. The data collected from the analysis of the road mishaps will help authorities to take preventive measures.
A senior traffic department officer said the vehicle is equipped with three cameras, one of which will be mounted on the vehicle at a height of 5 metre from the road. \"The cameras will be able to pinpoint the speed and the vehicle\'s number even during night time. A laser gun will detect and record the high security number plate of a vehicle from a distance of 150 metre,\" the officer said.
The software being used by the vehicle named \'PC Crash\' was developed in Australia. \"The software will be able to record various data including the extent of a tyre\'s friction on the road, the vehicle\'s speed, the extent of damage in a mishap. The vehicle will be connected with the police control room through global positioning system,\" the officer added.