Technology for Crash Reconstruction

Vehicle Accident Reconstruction is unique to each accident, and the optimal methods and technology to be utilized are evaluated based on a variety of circumstances.
TSC delivers accurate results in the most efficient manner.

Crash Analysis

Traffic Safety Consultants, Inc. is committed to staying current with all forms of technology and training available to offer the best possible service for crash and vehicle accident analysis.

Bosch Collision Data Retrieval System

This system allows for the downloading of data from certain late model vehicles which have compatible Airbag Control Modules, Powertrain Control Modules or Roll-Over Sensors. This information can include speed, RPM, brake switch status, percent of throttle and seatbelt status. Steering data is also available on certain models.

Diesel Engine Electronic Control Module Data

ECMs in late model diesel engines of commercial vehicles store various amounts of data depending on the engine manufacturer. Traffic Safety Consultants, Inc. is committed to staying current with all forms of the evolving EDR technology. Our staff maintains an up-to-date listing of available data by manufacturers. We use our expertise and experience to properly advise you on matters relating to what types of data may be available on each make and model engine, the process of obtaining and preserving the data, and potential uses of the data once it is obtained. This data may provide speed, RPM, brake switch status, percent of throttle, engine load and cruise control status.

Available Engine Data by Manufacturer:

  • Quick Stop, Trip Data, Vehicle Speed Histograms, Parameters
  • Sudden Deceleration (with PowerSpec), Trip Data, Parameters
Detroit Diesel
  • Hard Brake, Last Stop, Trip Data, Daily Engine Usage, Parameters
  • Hard Brake, Last Stop, Trip Data, Daily Engine Usage, Parameters
Mack / Volvo
  • Hard Brake, Last Stop, Trip Data, Parameters (Note: Mack electronic data can only be downloaded by Mack. Our reconstruction staff can explain the process and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of data extraction)

Trimble SX 10 Scene Scanner

The Trimble SX 10 scanning total station redefines the capabilities of everyday survey equipment by providing the world’s most innovative solution for surveying, engineering, and scanning professionals. This new versatile solution is capable of collecting any combination of high-density 3D scan data, enhanced Trimble VISION imaging, and high-accuracy total station data, allowing you to capture exactly what you need, saving you time and money on every job.

Faro Crash Scene 3D Laser Scanning

The Focus Laser Scanner Series is the perfect forensic application for 3D reality capture.  Create accurate, photorealistic 3D representations of any crash scene in just a few minutes – even in the most extreme outdoors conditions.

Utilization of Recorded Data

With the advances in electronics available in motor vehicles, TSC has analyzed recorded data from many sources. Along with the physical evidence, this electronic data can be used in accident reconstruction to determine:

  • Speed Analysis
  • Brake Switch Status
  • Clutch Switch Status
  • Cruise Switch Status
  • Throttle/Engine Load
  • Acceleration/Deceleration Rates

  • Time/Distance Analysis
  • FMCSA Hours of Service Compliance
  • Perception/Reaction Times
  • Seatbelt Usage
  • Steering Data

Drone Technology

Drone technology enables vehicle accident reconstruction with aerial intelligence (photography and video)