2019 EDR Summit

OnPoint Forensics had the opportunity to attend the 2019 EDR Summit in Houston, Texas. Formerly known as the Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Summit, the EDR Summit is an annual conference in which industry experts worldwide present case studies and other topics concerning vehicle crash analysis.

The Summit focuses on Event Data Recorder research, collection and analysis for vehicle crash investigations. This is the only conference in the United States dedicated to users of EDR Tools and other in-vehicle data.

The EDR summit brings together industry experts to present on EDR data found in light trucks, passenger cars, SUVs, motorcycles, heavy commercial vehicles, active safety systems, autonomous driving, and vehicle infotainment systems.

OnPoint Forensics recognizes the collection and analysis of vehicle electronic data is vital to any accident reconstruction. We also appreciate the fact technology related to autonomous driving and sophisticated active safety systems is rapidly changing and progressing; making continuing education and attendance of these types of conferences extremely important in our industry.

Part 107

Did you know there are significant restrictions when flying Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) or drones for commercial or business purposes? There are official FAA rules concerning flight speed, altitude, and aircraft weight. There are even restrictions on when and where a remote pilot can fly a drone. With a FAA Part 107 UAS license, a remote pilot can confidently fly a drone while navigating all the rules and restrictions the FAA has placed on pilots who wish to fly for commercial purposes. Paul Gray at OnPoint Forensics has been a Part 107 licensed pilot since 2017. Drone photography can be very beneficial when analyzing and mapping the scene of a collision. Drones offer a unique prospective in scene documentation and the aerial photos can be used for photogrammetry, orthomosaic imagery and conversion into point cloud data. OnPoint Forensics is proud to offer their clients investigative services which can include the use of drones. Contact us for more information.

Leica RTC360 Scanner Coming Soon to OnPoint Forensics

The crew at OnPoint Forensics are extremely excited to have a new piece of equipment.  OnPoint Forensics is in the process of acquiring a Leica RTC360 3D laser scanner.  This one piece of equipment and the Leica software package will significantly enhance the services OnPoint Forensics provides to their clients.  It might not be completely accurate to say that this 3D scanner can do it all, but it pretty much can do it all.  Our traffic accident reconstruction experts have relied on 3D laser technology for quite some time.  In fact, we began our laser scanning with the Leica ScanStation HDS over 12 years ago.  Our experts are very familiar with laser scanning and realize the importance of having point cloud data in accident reconstruction.  Laser scanning is just one of the services offered by OnPoint Forensics.  A Leica RTC360 will allow us to bring the most advance technology to our clients.

 Contact us if you have any questions pertaining to how the use of this technology can assist in your case.

OnPoint is attending the 2018 CA2RS Conference

The traffic accident reconstruction experts at OnPoint Forensics are excited to attend the 20th Anniversary Annual Fall CA2RS Conference later this month.  This years conference is shaping up to be a good one and the topics include:
  • Human Factors – Dr. Jeffery Muttart and Swaroop Dinakar of Crash Safety Research Center
  • Heavy Vehicle EDR Update – William Messerschmidt and Shannon Burgess of Messerschmidt Safety Consultants
  • CDR Update – Adam Hyde of Cooper Barrette Consulting
Continuing education is vital for any traffic accident reconstruction expert.  In fact, many certifications that a traffic accident reconstruction expert obtains, require that the expert maintains a certain amount of continuing education hours.  OnPoint Forensics prides itself on making education a professional focus.  Our team of experts continually attend training, conferences, and professional organization seminars in order to stay current on topics of the industry.
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