Accident Reconstruction Digital Summit

FREE | On-Demand

Advance Your Practice in a Transforming World

Simulation software, advanced data and evidence collection tools, and new vehicle technology are redefining our understanding of post-accident analysis. While this transformation introduces complexity, it also unlocks more evidence and data than ever before. With this in mind, SAE’s popular free digital summit returns for the third year!

Whether you’re a technical expert, a first responder, or a legal professional, this convenient online event helps you orient yourself to accident reconstruction today, and offers helpful direction for enhancing your daily practice.

Why Attend?

  • Critical Knowledge: Discover essential data collection techniques at crash sites.
  • Skill Enhancement: Learn to interpret reports and employ effective interview techniques.
  • Technological Familiarity: Get updates on the newest simulation software and understand the intricacies of different vehicle behaviors and human factors in accidents.


Click on any of the session titles below to watch the presentation free on-demand.

One Flash is Great; Two (or More) Can Be Better!

Flash is simply adding light where it’s needed. Multiple flashes are also easy and can bring out even more information from your subject.

Where is Human Response in the World of Automation?

The presentation will discuss how to apply the research of driver responses in different levels of automation and how to apply it to your cases in accident reconstruction.

Validation of the PC-Crash Single-Track Driver Model

This presentation will discuss real-world testing that was completed to validate the lean angles generated by the PC-Crash single-track driver model. The model’s inputs and limitations will also be examined.

Approach to Drone Mapping for Accident Reconstruction

Overview of producing an orthomosaic map of desired location. From approaching a scene, what to pack, obstacles to avoid and several methodologies to capturing aerial images of scene location with the goal of providing the student confidence in generating an orthomosaic map that can be used in their accident reconstruction. Discuss implementation of ground control points to improve accuracy in mapping.

EDR in the ADAS World

Currently, most of these EDR systems only report, for example, brakes ON or brakes OFF every half second. However, ADAS automatic emergency braking often includes different stages and levels of braking. In order to better understand an ADAS-equipped vehicle response to an imminent collision, we have developed accident recreation techniques to simulate, by testing, an EDR profile downloaded from a subject vehicle.

The Usefulness of ChatGPT (AI) for Accident Reconstruction Problems

How ADAS and Dashcams Impact Accident Reconstruction

This session explores changes in accident reconstruction due to the advances in vehicle safety technology such as ADAS and advanced data recorders, while also examining the growing popularity of video data recorders (VDR) or "dashcams."

An Update on ADAS Testing & Research

The most recent research from our firm will be presented, including updates on heavy truck Detroit Assurance VRDU accuracies on moving targets, pedestrian AEB research, lane keeping systems, and high speed tests of FCW and AEB systems during the day and at night. An overview of ADAS events in EDR data will also be presented. 

Legal Issues in Accident Reconstruction

Spherical Panoramas for Crash Scene/Site Documentation