In a world of cell phones, google glasses, dash cams and traffic cams, we have access to detailed information. This information allows forensic engineers and attorneys to better understand their cases. Justin Holderness and Nathan Rose discuss video analysis and how it is now applied to accident cases.
In this week of Kineticorp’s Forensic Science Round Table, Justin Holderness sits down with Forensic Animation Toby Terpstra to discuss lens distortion; how it can effect the physics of a case and the research he has done regarding lens distortion. If you would like to learn more email Toby at… read more →
Kineticorp’s Justin Holderness, and Nathan Rose discuss Nathan’s book on motorcycle accident reconstruction.
Video Transcription I wanted to try and find a quick, but accurate way of getting speeds of vehicles. Pixel tracking is a technique where you track a pattern of pixels across an image. So, the software allows you to find a window, which chooses your pattern. It could be something… read more →
Read Kineticorp‘s SAE research papers about lens distortion: 2017-01-1422 2011-01-0286 Video Transcription (Toby Terpstra) Whenever we’re talking about photogrammetry, accuracy is always a consideration for us, regardless of the project. We want to know that the solutions—the photogrammetric solutions are accurate such that we can take measurements out of those… read more →
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: 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 reconstructionists, and others,… read more →
Video Transcription 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 side of… read more →
The growth of autonomous vehicles has created a number of questions for a number of industries. Accident reconstruction is one industry that will absolutely be effected by vehicle technology. Engineer and Auto Systems Specialist, Sean McDonough, discusses the future of Accident Reconstruction and Autonomous vehicles.
Video Transcription 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 perspective to analyze… read more →