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 →
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 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 →
5 years after a car accident occurred, Kineticorp was hired to help the service department of an auto dealer accused of releasing a vehicle with a missing washer while servicing a truck’s brakes. Kineticorp found crucial evidence exonerating the service department demonstrating our unparalleled attention to detail and commitment to… read more →
People use smartphones and fitness apps everyday to track their accomplishments in distance, time, calories, and heart rate. In order to track this data, these apps also track acceleration and speed, two measurements utilized in accident reconstruction. Kineticorp Accident Reconstructionists wanted to understand the accuracy of these apps to determine… 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.