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Vehicle Black Box (EDR) Reports 101

By Chase Nalls
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…

Introduction to Vehicle Restraint Systems

By Chase Nalls
Expert Overview

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…

Tractor Trailer Underride Investigations

By Christopher D. Roche
Expert Article

In this article, vehicle engineer Christopher Roche provides an overview of heavy truck underride incidents. His discussion includes a description of underride events, why they occur, relevant US…

Intro to Vehicle Crashworthiness

By Christopher D. Roche
Expert Overview

Vehicle crashes occur for countless reasons, and thankfully most do not result in substantial injury. When functioning properly, modern vehicle safety systems allow occupants to walk away from crashes…

Finite Element Analysis in Crashworthiness Cases

By Christopher D. Roche
Expert Article

This article discusses Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and how it can be used in automotive product liability cases. The automotive experts at Robson Forensic have firsthand industry experience using…

Electric Vehicle Crash Safety

By Christopher D. Roche
Expert Overview

Electric vehicles are held to the same crashworthiness standards as conventional vehicles, except for specific requirements surrounding the high voltage systems. This article provides a tutorial for…

Vehicle False Park

By Steven Becker
Expert Article

A ‘false park’ incident can result in unintended vehicle movement after attempting or intending to put a vehicle in Park. False park is a widely recognized hazard throughout the automotive…

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Vehicles

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

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.…

Automatic Emergency Braking & Forward Collision Warning

By Roland Hoover
Expert Article

In the design of an automobile, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) systems are installed to increase safety by reducing the severity of rear-end collisions, or even…

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…

Vehicle Dynamics Testing: Virtual Simulations

By Marcus A. Mazza, P.E.
Expert Article

In this article, automotive engineer, Marcus Mazza, P.E. discusses the merits of utilizing vehicle simulation software to test vehicle dynamics in place of traditional instrumented testing. Vehicle…

Experts Interviewed about Child Safety Seat Study

By Jamie R. Williams, Ph.D.
Expert Article

Peter Leiss, P.E. and Jamie Williams, Ph.D. of Robson Forensic, Inc. were interviewed by WGAL to discuss their findings related to a recent child safety seat study. Video Credit: WGAL Study Background…

New Study Finds LATCH System May Fail to Protect Infants from Brain Injury in Rear Crashes

By Jamie R. Williams, Ph.D.
Expert Article

Engineers and scientists at Robson Forensic, Inc. crash-tested three popular rear-facing infant car seats to compare the risk of head injury when using the Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren…

Low Speed Crash Safety - Crash Testing Research

By Steven Becker
Expert Article

Low Speed Crash Safety - Crash Testing Research How does seatbelt use or non-use affect occupant safety in relatively low-speed impacts? In this research, the automotive engineers at Robson Forensic…

Truck Fires - Expert Analysis of Tractor Trailer Fuel Tanks

By Robson Forensic
Expert Article

Truck fuel tanks look and function about the same now as they did 50 years ago. Aside for a modification that eliminated fuel lines from hanging at the lowest part of the vehicle, not much else has…

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