Technology as Applied to the Investigation and Reconstruction of a Vehicle Collision – The Newest Data Collection and Analysis Tools
Held On February 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Technology is expanding exponentially in all areas of our everyday lives from being able to “speak commands” to units that unlock our doors; create shopping lists, and actually order goods and services for us; to units that provide diagnostics to keep our house, office and vehicles properly serviced. The wave of new technology will not be dissipating anytime soon. Even in the world of forensic engineering, every year things progress. This seminar will provide an overview of some of the newer technologies that have been, and/or are just being used to help evaluate vehicular collisions and other failure events. Topics like 3D demonstrative evidence; event data recorders, telematics, and infotainment; the epidemic of distracted driving; autonomous and/or driver-assisted vehicles; drones; 3D laser scanners; and the engineering analysis of surveillance video are just some of the topics covered in this fast-moving, dynamic presentation. Real-world case examples will provide a context of how this technology is properly applied so it can be accepted into evidence.
Presenter: Justin Schorr – DJS Associates
Dr. Justin P. Schorr earned his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University and his Master’s and Doctorate degrees from The George Washington University. Dr. Schorr has also completed specialized training in Collision Reconstruction from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, Event Data Recorders (EDR), and he is a certified drone pilot licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Dr. Schorr’s most valuable training, however, comes from a lifetime of education provided by his father and grandfather – both of whom are Collision Reconstruction Professionals.
Dr. Schorr’s specialties are focused mainly in three areas: transportation engineering, applied mathematics, and intelligent systems engineering. Specific to collision reconstruction and intelligent vehicles, Dr. Schorr is well trained in traffic engineering and highway safety, highway design, intelligent transportation systems, vehicle dynamics, real-world crash investigation, crash investigation and analysis, vehicle standards and crash test analysis, and intelligent control systems.