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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Vehicles

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
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Automotive engineers take specific measures during the design and manufacturing phases to ensure vehicle cabin air safety by diverting-away and sealing-out carbon monoxide and other toxic fumes.…

The Functional Components of Autonomous Vehicles

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
Expert Article

In this article, the automotive engineers at Robson Forensic provide an overview of the individual components and sensors that make advanced driver systems and autonomous vehicles possible. In related…

Investigating Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collisions

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
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In this article, the experts at Robson Forensic discuss the typical components of a vehicle-pedestrian collision and delve into specialty technical issues that are frequently relevant to these…

Tractor Trailer Underride Investigations

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
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In this article, vehicle engineer, Peter Leiss, P.E. provides an overview of truck underride incidents. His discussion includes a description of underride events, why they occur, relevant US and…

A Crash Course on Vehicle Fires

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
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In this article, the fire investigators at Robson Forensic provide an introduction to vehicle fire investigations, which can include cars, trucks, RVs, agricultural tractors, industrial mobile…

Bad Weather Driving - Expert Featured in Women’s World Magazine

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
Expert Article

Wet leaves, fog and early frost, followed by snowy roads.. Fortunately you can steer clear of fall and winter driving hazards with these expert, up-to-date tips for staying safe behind the wheel.…

Event Data Recorder (EDR) Reports: Understanding the Basics

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
Expert Article

The data readout from an automotive Event Data Recorder (EDR) or vehicle "black box" is often a topic of curiosity. This data was designed by engineers to be analyzed by engineers toward the purpose…

Friction Comparison of Three Tire Types - Expert Research

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
Expert Article

How does the use of winter, all-season, or summer tires affect the accuracy of calculations performed by accident reconstructionists? In this research project, the automotive engineers at Robson…

Vehicle Safety - Introduction to Crashworthiness

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
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In this article, automotive engineer, Peter Leiss, P.E., provides an introduction into the science and principles of vehicle crashworthiness. Vehicle Safety Cages In the event of a collision, the…

Recreational Trailer Towing - Expert Intro to Towing Boats, Campers, and More

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
Expert Article

In this article, automotive engineer, Peter J. Leiss, P.E., addresses several questions and best demonstrated practices for safe trailer towing. The Basics of Recreational Towing We have all seen…

Winter Driving - Expert Message on Safely Navigating Winter Conditions

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
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In this article the head of our automotive group, Peter J. Leiss, P.E., provides a number of suggestions for improving driving safety in winter conditions. Winter Driving Safety Tips on Winter…

The ‘Impact’ of Side Airbags

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
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In this article, automotive engineer, Peter J. Leiss, P.E. discusses the vital role of airbags in protecting vehicle occupants during side impact collisions. According to the Insurance Institute for…

Motorcycle Anatomy - Expert Introduction to the Design Elements of a Motorbike

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
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The automotive experts at Robson Forensic have developed a simple motorcycle anatomy overview for clients who may not be familiar with the design elements of a motorbike. Motorcycle Fatalities The…

Vehicle Restraint Systems - Expert Introduction

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
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In this article, the automotive engineers at Robson Forensic provide an introduction to vehicle restraint systems and how forensic experts inspect these systems as part of an investigation. Vehicle…

Conflicting Crash Testimony - Expert Reconstruction

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
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In this case, a Honda collided head-on with a BMW. In the course of litigation, each driver provided a substantially different version of how the collision occurred. Robson Forensic was retained to…

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