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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…

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 Wheel Separation: Causes & Consequences

By Richard Sherman
Expert Article

Wheels that separate from a moving vehicle create two potentially deadly hazards; the first is a disabled vehicle with diminished braking ability and directional control/stability, the second is an…

Determining Vehicle Crush Damage from a Photograph - Advanced Crash Reconstruction

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

The crash reconstruction experts at Robson Forensic are frequently asked if it’s possible to perform a meaningful crash investigation without having the damaged vehicles available 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…

Pavement Crack Sealant & Motorcycle Crashes

By Thomas Lyden, P.E., PMP & Roland Hoover
Expert Article

In this article, Civil Engineer Thomas Lyden and Automotive Engineer Roland Hoover provide an overview of pavement crack sealing and discuss how misapplications of sealant can contribute to motorcycle…

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…

Investigating Traffic Signal Performance in Motor Vehicle Crashes

By Gordon Meth, P.E., PTOE, PTP, RSP2I
Expert Article

In this article, traffic intersection expert, Gordon Meth, P.E. discusses traffic signals within the context of motor vehicle crashes. His discussion includes a short history of signalized…

Heavy Truck Event Data Recorders

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

Many of the systems and components that record incident and crash data on heavy trucks are different than those found on conventional passenger vehicles. In this article, vehicle engineer Marcus…

Determining if a Tire Failure Caused a Crash

By Richard Sherman
Expert Article

In this article, tire engineering expert, Richard Sherman discusses the process by which forensic engineers investigate failed tire events. His discussion includes a checklist of information that…

Automotive Repair Standard of Care

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

In this article, automotive engineer Marcus Mazza shares his expert insight on the standard of care for vehicle maintenance and repair stations. What Is the Standard of Care for Vehicle Maintenance…

Unintended Vehicle Acceleration

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

Through the course of our casework we have seen numerous cases involving claims of unintended vehicle acceleration. Whether our investigation determined that the cause was electrical, mechanical, or…

Vehicular Homicide - Expert Reconstructs SUV-Pedestrian Collision

By Robson Forensic
Expert Article

In this case, a mother was struck and killed by an approaching SUV while jogging with her two children in a stroller. The driver of the SUV faced charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular homicide…

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