|Accessing and Interpreting Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders|
|I.D. #||C1022||Duration||3.5 Days|
Recent advances in commercial vehicle equipment have increased the potential for incident-related data to be recorded surrounding a collision event. What some have called a "black box" is more properly referred to as a Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorder (HVEDR) as defined by the SAE J2728 HVEDR Recommended Practice. The term HVEDR is used to describe any type of electronic function that has the capability of storing data surrounding a defined event within an electronic control module found on a heavy truck or bus and that communicates on the SAE J1939 or J1587/J1708 data communications protocol. This course highlights the various vehicle systems and triggering events that may provide data useful in a collision investigation. Guided by recognized industry experts, techniques for preservation and interpretation of HVEDR data will be explored. This highly interactive workshop includes in-class instruction, demonstrations and practical hands-on experiences for acquiring and analyzing data from commercial vehicles.
This course will include discussions on the four standards. Anyone who wishes to do so can purchase these ahead of time by contacting SAE Customer Service. Please note: purchasing the SAE Standards is not required.
This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon completion of this seminar, accredited reconstructionists should mail a copy of their course certificate and the $5 student CEU fee to ACTAR, PO Box 1493, North Platte, NE 69103.
Please note, attendees are required to bring their laptops to this seminar to utilize the electronic handout materials and participate in hands-on data extraction and analysis exercises.
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|Who Should Attend|
| This course is a must for anyone involved in the investigation and analysis of commercial vehicle crashes who needs to understand the types of event data that are available on commercial vehicles, how it is generated, how it is accessed from the vehicle, and how to apply it in a collision reconstruction. In addition, this course can be valuable to the motor carrier safety manager, independent adjusters, claims managers or attorneys handling commercial vehicle collisions.
An undergraduate engineering degree or a strong technical background is highly recommended. A basic knowledge of college physics and calculus, as well as a familiarity with commercial motor vehicles is expected.
***Please be advised that this course involves one or more of the following: driving and/or riding in a vehicle; participating in a vehicle demonstration; and/or taking part in an offsite tour using outside transportation. You will be required to sign a waiver on-site and produce a valid driver¿s license from your state/country of residence.***
| DAY ONE
|Instructor(s):|| John C. Steiner, Timothy Cheek, David Plant, Timothy Austin, Wes Grimes and Greg Wilcoxson
Mr. Plant is the owner of D. P. Plant & Associates, a forensic engineering firm located in Washington, D.C. He has been active in the field of forensic engineering since 1987 where his experience includes the investigation and reconstruction of motor-vehicle collisions, including collisions involving commercial vehicles of all types. Since 2001, Mr. Plant has been active in the field of imaging the Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (HVEDRs). He is a member of SAE, the author of several SAE papers and has been an invited speaker to a number of conferences around the country on the subject of HVEDR's. Dave obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Mr. Austin is a supervisor with the Wisconsin State Patrol's Motor Carrier Enforcement Section. As such, he has been specially trained as a commercial motor vehicle inspector through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and is an ACTAR accredited crash reconstructionist. Tim has served as an author on numerous SAE technical papers and other professional publications concerning HVEDR technology and has been invited to present HVEDR research at training conferences throughout the country. Tim holds a Master of Science Degree in Engineering from the University of Wisonsin - Platteville.
Mr. Grimes is Director of Forensic Services for Mecanica Scientific Services, specializing in crash analysis including documenting and analyzing crashes involving heavy trucks and tractor-trailers. He has been in the field of crash reconstruction since 1981. Mr. Grimes served for several years on the SAE Accident Investigation Practices committee and was a co-organizer of the technical paper sessions on accident reconstruction for 10 years, receiving the Forest R. McFarland Award from SAE. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University, the SAE Accident Reconstruction Certificate and is a registered professional engineer in Arizona and Louisiana.
Mr. Wilcoxson is the owner of Wilcoxson Consulting LLC, an accident reconstruction business specializing in commercial vehicle reconstructions and engine control module analysis. Greg is a retired 25-year veteran of Washington State Patrol (WSP) as a trooper- detective. During his law enforcement career Greg worked 14.5 years on the WSP Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) and was Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) trained. The day to day caseload with the WSP exposed Mr. Wilcoxson to thousands of collisions. In addition to his SAE Accident Reconstruction Certificate and national accreditation (ACTAR #1218), Greg is an active member in good standing with several local and national accident reconstruction organizations including serving as the current vice president of the Washington Association of Technical Accident Investigators (WATAI). Greg continues his crash training and education by attending and participating in several crash related courses and conferences each year.
¿The course covers emerging technology in detail and is taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors.¿
"Without exception, this is the most advanced HVEDR course available today and is well worth the time and money."
Quest Engineering & Failure Analysis, Inc
¿Excellent course for anyone dealing with data extraction and support of Heavy Vehicle EDR's!¿
Quest Engineering and Failure Analysis