SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Thursday, April 10

Occupant Protection: Event Data Recorders (EDR)
(Session Code: B402)

Room 430 B  8:00 a.m.

This session includes the latest research on Event Data Recorders (EDRs) equipped in passenger cars, light trucks, and commercial vehicles (heavy trucks and motorcoaches). Emphasis is placed on the application, interpretation and use of EDRs in the investigation of motor vehicle crashes.

Organizers - Christopher D. Armstrong, KEVA Engineering; Matthew Brach, Engineering Systems Inc.; Timothy Cheek, Delta V Forensic Engrg; Geoff Germane, Germane Engineering; Jason R. Kerrigan, Univ. of Virginia; L. Daniel Metz; David Plant, D P Plant & Associates; Heath Spivey, Delta V Forensic Engrg; John T. Sprague, General Motors Co.; John C. Steiner, KEVA Engineering; Craig Wilkinson, MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists

Time Paper No. Title
8:00 a.m. 2014-01-0496
Airbag Deployment Thresholds from Analysis of the NASS EDR Database
Matthew Wood, Nicholas Earnhart, Kelly Kennett, InSciTech Inc.
8:20 a.m. 2014-01-0501
The Use of Available Qualcomm Data in Accident Reconstruction and Analysis
Roger Bortolin, Matthew Arbour, James Hrycay, Hrycay Consulting Engineers Inc.
8:40 a.m. 2014-01-0499
Using Marine Engine Control Units in the Investigation of Watercraft Collision Incidents - Mercury Verado Outboard Engine
Timothy P. Austin, Fox Valley Technical College; Peter A. Chisholm, Roger W. Schreiber, Mercury Marine; P. Michael Neal, Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
9:00 a.m. 2014-01-0495
On the Digital Forensics of Heavy Truck Electronic Control Modules
James Johnson, Jeremy Daily, Andrew Kongs, University of Tulsa
9:20 a.m. 2014-01-0504
Accuracy and Timing of 2013 Ford Flex Event Data Recorders
Richard R. Ruth, Consultant; Jeremy Daily, University of Tulsa
9:40 a.m. 2014-01-0502
Accuracy of Translations Obtained by 2013 GIT Tool on 2010-2012 Kia and Hyundai EDR Speed and Delta V Data in NCAP Tests
Richard R. Ruth, Ruth Consulting LLC; Ada Tsoi, Virginia Tech
10:00 a.m. 2014-01-0503
Validation of Event Data Recorders in Side-Impact Crash Tests
Ada Tsoi, Nicholas Johnson, H. Gabler, Virginia Tech
10:20 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Technical Keynote: Forensic Analysis of Infotainment and Telematics Systems
Ben Lemere, Berla Corp.
Accuracy of Recorded Driver Inputs in Toyota Part 563 EDR (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Greg Webster, Harold Clyde, Barry Hare, Mark Jakstis, Robert Landis, Lance Lewis, Ryan Buetzer, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

The papers in this session are available in SAE Technical Paper Collection, SUB-TP-00006, and also individually. To purchase visit

Planned by Occupant Protection Committee / Automobile Body Activity