Frankfort, KY — A partnership between the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) led to the purchase of two Trimble X7 3D laser scanners to be utilized by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. The instruments will be used to quickly produce high definition 3D laser scans of commercial motor vehicle crashes. The instruments will assist KSP with their quick clearance efforts to open the roadway after crashes.
Pictured: Major Nathan Day, KSP Division Director for Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Linda Goodman with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for Kentucky and Lt. Hunter Martin, KSP CIRT.
The Trimble X7 is a high-speed 3D laser scanning system that can produce between 12 million measurements in about less than 2 minutes and can capture high definition resolution panoramic images of crash scenes day or night and in all weather conditions. The system includes technological innovations such as:
- Automatic calibration to reduce annual costs and downtime,
- Self-leveling for reduced and easy set-up time at the scene,
- Trimble registration assist to reduce office processing time and
- High-sensitivity mode to effectively capture dark and reflective surfaces.