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.
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 →
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 →
Communicating with a jury is a unique experience, but one that need not trip up your expert. In Ep2 of Kineticorp’s Forensic Science Round Table, Accident Reconstructionist, Nathan Rose, offers 5 tips for being an effective expert witness. Click below to listen.
How Accurate are Witness Distance Estimates Given in Car Lengths? Article Introduction – Accident reconstructionists generally agree that eye witness estimates of distance are often inaccurate. Robins , for instance, observes that “in spite of the many converging cues available to humans to judge the separation distances and speeds of… read more →