The information you can get from an event data recorder (EDR) has helped innovate vehicle safety technology but it is also very useful when it comes to reconstructing accidents. In this episode of Kineticorp’s Forensic Science Round Table, Justin Holderness and Will Bortles discuss Will’s EDR research.
Video Transcription Nathan Rose on EDR Literature: You’ll often hear accident reconstructionists talking about EDRs and that just simply stands for “event data recorder.” As accident reconstructionists, we’re very interested in that data because we can use it in our reconstruction. So, it’s really a matter of the manufacturers giving… read more →
Video Transcription Nathan Rose: Often times, we are asked to analyze how a vehicle interacted with a highway barrier. We can think of them in three general categories. One would be cable barrier. Another would be w-beam guardrail. And then, finally, concrete center median barrier or concrete barrier off the… read more →
Video Transcription Photogrammetry Simplified William: Maximus, would you like to help me with an experiment? Um, yeah! Kineticorp uses a lot of interesting tools to do our analysis. One of the tools we use is called ‘photogrammetry.’ It’s not new technology. It’s actually old. It relies on the laws of… read more →
Transcription Neal Carter: The DriveCam data is a great way to find some information about a case very efficiently. If we have this DriveCam data we can get to a point where we’re telling a client something relevant to a case in, terms of speed and severity, a lot quicker.… read more →
When protruding Lug Studs sideswipe the side of another vehicle, specific geometric patterns appear. What happens when two wheels sideswipe during an accident? The resulting patterns may be analyzed and attributed to vehicle speeds and behavior before during and after an accident. Kineticorp’s Will Bortles discusses his research and explains… read more →
Kineticorp’s Nathan McKelvey discusses motorcycle headlamp research and how this research pertains to accident cases.
In this Kineticorp research video, Neal Carter, Martin Randolph and Nathan Rose calculate the Center of Gravity Height Analysis of a large SUV. This analysis will aid in the reconstruction of roll over cases and other applicable instances. “When we are analyzing a roll over case, for instance, that is… read more →
Last week, Nathan Rose sat down with Will Bortles of Kineticorp to discuss the research he just published at the 2017 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress. Here is a transcript of their discussion and what this research means to accident reconstruction. This research relates to methods for acquiring data from… read more →
Data Acquisition using Smart Phone Applications Abstract: This paper examines a method for generating a scaled three-dimensional computer model of an accident scene from video footage. This method, which combines the previously published methods of video tracking and camera projection, includes automated mapping of physical evidence through rectification of each frame.… read more →