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Utilization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Accident Reconstruction

Document Series
Research Results
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
RR 22-37
Subject Grade Crossing Technology, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
Photogrammetry, accident reconstruction, grade crossing, railroad safety, highway-rail grade crossing, train control

The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe), under the direction of the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Office of Research, Development and Technology (RD&T), conducted a research study to evaluate the effectiveness of using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) (also known as drones) and photogrammetry software to expedite the accident reconstruction process.

Last updated: Wednesday, November 9, 2022