|Accessing and Interpreting Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders|
|I.D. #||C1022||Duration||3.5 Days|
Note: Last day of class ends at approximately 12:30 pm
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.
| Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:
|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
DAY FOUR (Formal class ends at 12:30 pm; students may have additional hands-on practice beyond 12:30 pm as long as the trucks remain available)
|Instructor(s):||John C. Steiner, Timothy Cheek, David Plant, and Timothy Austin|
Mr. Steiner is CEO & Principal Scientist with Mecanica Scientific Services Corporation and specializes in the areas of accident reconstruction analysis including the access and analysis of Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (HVEDR) and light-duty vehicle Event Data Recorders (EDR) sourced data. Mr. Steiner is an active, participating member of SAE International, the International Standards Organization (ISO), and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM). He is Co-Chairman of the SAE J2728 Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorder Truck & Bus Sub- Committee, which is an active Sub-Committee working to publish a Recommended Practice outlining the technical functions of an HVEDR. Mr. Steiner received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.
¿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
| * The appropriate SAE Member discount will be applied through the Registration process. Discounts vary according to level of membership: Elite Member 20%; Premium Member 15%; Classic Member 10%