CAD Generation of Accident Diagrams for Local Agencies

by Willard Lyman, Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA,
Gary Spring, Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA,
Paul Shuldiner, Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA,
John Collura, Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation II


This paper reviews one such issue, safety, focusing on the development of a user-interface with a microcomputer CAD system. With this interface, the system is used to generate collision diagrams by users with limited knowledge of microCAD systems. Because the generation of collision diagrams is typically done by hand, and on a recurring basis, it is an ideal candidate for automation. With the help of AutoCAD, a microCAD software package, accident analyses can be done more efficiently in that diagrams can be produced, updated, and recorded more quickly and in a more organized manner than by hand.

Subject Headings: Computer aided design | Accidents | Computer analysis | Traffic safety | Computer aided operations | Safety | Automation | Traffic accidents

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