The Crash Data Collection and Analysis Steering Committee (CDCA) reports to the Motor Vehicle Council. The committee is responsible for developing and maintaining SAE standards, recommended practices, and information reports related to safety-relevant data across the crash timeline, including pre-crash, crash, and post-crash phases of impact. The committee considers methods that define, develop, and evaluate real-world crash data that relates to passenger and heavy motor vehicles that travel on public roads. Data sources include epidemiological databases (e.g., NASS/GES, FARS), field investigations (e.g., scene, vehicle, witness), vehicle data archives (e.g., Controller Area Network bus (CAN), event data recorders (EDR), naturalistic driving recorders), and infrastructure data archives (e.g., cellular, Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, dedicated short-range communications (DSRC)). The committee endeavors to consider traditional and advanced data collection methods and operational definitions as well as robust analytic methods based on either a single data source or fusion of data types (e.g., epidemiological, field investigation, naturalistic, experimental). The committee may also facilitate applicable discussion and develop work products (SAE standards, recommended practices, information reports) relating to the collection and analysis of crash data in areas such as policy issues (e.g., privacy), harmonization, or other data-related issues that may support the development and enhancement of crash avoidance and crashworthiness countermeasures. The CDCA Committee includes representatives from academia, OEMs, suppliers, consulting firms, insurance, government, and other clinical specialists that focus on a broad spectrum of crash data collection and analysis.
SAE Staff Representatives: