RTE took the initiative to set up the Mobile Accident Investigation & Road Safety Reconnaissance Laboratory, with a vision to revolutionize scientific collision investigation in the country and to support the police and other investigating authorities in determining factual causes and consequences of such collisions.
CrashLab is a technological innovation of the IRTE in-house research wing. CrashLab features high resolution digital video and still camera which can be elevated to a height of over 12ft. to take critical shots of the collision form a strategically high view angle. High intensity spot lamps in synchronism with the camera enables quality images/video recordings even during dusk/night operation. CrashLab also features Laser based device for speed measurement and digital motion video and still recording. CrashLab is also designed to use the latest Global Positioning System (GPS), for ascertaining the true location of the collision scene and creating digital maps of road stretches. CrashLab is equipped with the latest tools and gadgets for collecting evidences and measurements from the accident scene.