The RAPARDS system is a software application that enables onsite report and diagram generation for traffic accidents with minimal equipment (camera, notebook PC, ruler tool and printer), thereby allowing police to significantly simplify information collecting procedures and reduce accident processing time.

RAPARDS Key Points

The RAPARDS system enables rapid processing of any kind of road traffic accidents. Its high-tech algorithms using a scientific core concept help you handle road traffic accidents quickly, and thus reduce traffic accidents processing time and thus the impact to other road users.

The application provides two different methods for generating a diagram of the accident site: photogrammetry mode and manual mode. Depending on accident site conditions, the user can choose the most appropriate method. The methods can also be combined.

The police officer takes one or multiple pictures of the accident site with the standardized ruler tool, in order to establish scale and angles – and showing as many markers as possible. Once the pictures are imported into the system, a base point and base line are established, and vehicles, people and roadside equipment can be labeled and classified.

All electronic components of RAPARDS are standard off-the-shelf components.

This allows the application to automatically create a basic diagram, depicting the objects and their relative positions. In addition to the diagram, an accident report can be generated (customization options provided) for all parties to sign, after which the road can be cleared.

The manual (CAD) mode can be used when the accident scene cannot or must not be captured with pictures. All measurements can be entered manually. With both the automatic photogrammetry and manual CAD input features, the system is applicable in a variety of situations.