EDR Summit Schedule

2017 EDR Summit & Optional Classes Schedule

We are currently preparing the topics and presenters for the 2017 EDR Summit. When presenters and topics are finalized, they will be added to the EDR Summit schedule below. This year is planned to be the most comprehensive summit to date. 

EDR SummitDay One

Monday March 6, 2017  – Room: Raphael Salon A/B

The 2017 EDR Summit starts Monday March 6, 2017. Begin the day by checking in at the Collision Publishing registration booth, then enjoy the complimentary breakfast buffet and visit with the Summit exhibitors. Pour yourself a cup a fresh coffee or tea and get ready for the beginning of the EDR Summit!

7:00 – 8:00 AM – Summit attendee registration check-in and complimentary breakfast

8:00  – 8:30 AM – Opening remarks
8:30 – 9:30 AM – Bosch CDR – Past, Present, and Future. Bill Rose, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions
9:45 – 10:45 AM – Autonomous Vehicles – How Close are We?
Dirk Smith, Rimkus Consulting Group
11:00 – 12:00 PM – A Case Study Heavy Vehicle Crash Reconstruction Incorporating EDR ECM Data. Thomas Green & Michael DiTallo, Dynamic Safety LLC, Northwestern Univeristy CPU
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Complimentary Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Getting Subaru & Mitsubishi EDR Data. Which cars have it, how to get it, and what you need to know to use it. Richard Ruth, Ruth Consulting
2:15 – 3:45 PM – Forensic Data from Heavy Vehicle Networks. James Johnson, Synercon Technologies
4:00 – 5:00 PM – Case Studies: Discovering and Analyzing Digital Data Acquired form Motor Vehicle Systems and Connected Mobile Devices. Ben LeMere, Berla

Optional Session

5:00 – 6:00 PM – Tech Support with Bosch and CDR FlexRay Demonstrations. Bosch, Crash Data Group, Collision Safety Institute

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EDR SummitDay Two

Tuesday March 7, 2017  – Room: Raphael Salon A/B

Day Two starts Tuesday March 7, 2017. Be sure to arrive early and enjoy the complimentary breakfast buffet and visit with the Summit exhibitors before the start of the summit.

7:00 – 8:00 AM – Summit attendee registration check-in and complimentary breakfast

8:00  – 9:00 AM – Pre-Crash Data recorded by the ACM. Where does it come from? Kent Boots, FactualDiagrams.com
9:00 – 10:00 AM – Asynchronous Data Concepts in EDR Data. Chris Lutes, Nebraska State Patrol
10:15 – 11:15 AM – 
An Overview and Update of the Volvo and Mack ECM EDR’s. Matthew DiSogra, Delta V Forensic Engineering
11:15 – 12:00 PM – Case Study: Mercedes-Benz Crash Data. Kirk Lee, Vancouver Police
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Complimentary Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 PM – Toyota GEN3 Pre-crash Brake Data – Details and Application. David Hallman, Hallman Engineering & Rusty Haight, Collision Safety Institute
2:45 – 3:45 PM – CDR Data Case Studies for Late GM, Toyota, BMW, Kia, and Ford Vehicles. Billy Cox, Jr., Billy Cox Consulting Group
4:00 – 5:00 PM – An Overview and Update of the Caterpillar ECM EDR’s. Timothy Austin, Wisconsin State Patrol

Optional Session
5:00 – 6:00 PM – 
Smart Sensor Simulators: Demonstration and Q&A; Truck-in-a-Box. Synercon Technologies

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EDR SummitDay Three

Wednesday March 8, 2017  – Room: Raphael Salon A/B

Day Three starts Wednesday March 8, 2017. Be sure to arrive early and enjoy the complimentary breakfast buffet and visit with the Summit exhibitors. This is the last day of the EDR Summit. If you are checking out of the hotel today, be sure check with the bell desk for an area to hold your luggage and schedule a shuttle to the airport if needed.

7:00 – 8:00 AM – Complimentary breakfast and exhibitor area open

8:00 – 9:00 AM – Hyundai and Kia EDR Data – Software Updates and Real World Applications. Shawn Gyorke, Crash Data Services, LLC
9:15  – 10:45 AM – An Overview and Update of Cummins ECM and EDR Capabilities. William Messerschmidt
Messerschmidt Safety Consulting
11:00 – 12:00 PM – 
Atypical Airbag Deployment Cases. Lawrence Wilson, Wilson Consulting LLC
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Complimentary Lunch
Adjustment Pending – CANCELLED: Computer and/or Crash Data from Motorcycles – Is it there – how can we access? William Mael, Denver Research Institute (DRI)
Due to complications with an upcoming oral surgery, Bill Mael will not be able to present this topic at this years conference and is looking forward to speaking at the 2018 EDR Conference with new data coming available late this summer. We apologize for the inconvenience.
3:00 – 4:30 PM – Forensic Methods for Dealing with Damaged ECM / ECU Components. Shanon Burgess, Messerschmidt Safety Consulting

EDR Summit Ends

CDR Trainer Mentor LogoOptional Class: CDR Technician: Train the Trainer

Sunday March 5, 2017  – Room: Galileo 1

The CDR Technician Train the Trainer program has been developed to meet the need for an expanded number of regional training opportunities on the basics of using the Bosch CDR Tool.

8:00 AM – Class Starts

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch on your own

5:00 PM – Class Ends

The CDR Technician Train the Trainer program has been developed to meet the need for an expanded number of regional training opportunities on the basics of using the Bosch CDR Tool, build confidence through individual, personalized guidance with supervised hands-on experience using the Bosch CDR Tool, and provide opportunities for small group or even one-on-one live guidance by a CDR Trainer/Mentor. The CDR Technician Train the Trainer program gives the Trainer/Mentor the tools to lead new CDR Technicians into the expanding world of Crash Data Retrieval. Those who complete this program would be in a position to teach the CDR Technician Level 1 and CDR Technician Level 2 courses.

Speakers and Topics

The following is a list of confirmed speakers and the topic they will be presenting. We will be adding additional speakers and topics as they are confirmed.

Bill Rose

Bill Rose

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions

“Bosch CDR: Past, Present and Future”

Overview of the Bosch CDR Tool and its latest features and updates.  

“Live Technical Support with Bosch”

Bill Rose from Bosch will address the audience with any questions or issues you may have with the Bosch CDR Tool, in a public forum! We will do our best to answer any pressing questions and/or problems you may be experiencing with the CDR Tool and its many add-ons such as CDR cables, Adapters, CDR 500, etc. If you think it is necessary, bring your CDR Tool to the EDR Summit so we can work with your equipment to solve your issue. This public forum allows others who may have similar problems or questions to see the solutions and/or answers to questions. If we cannot answer your questions, we will take your contact information and give you answer after this session.”

Thomas Green

Thomas Green

Dynamic Safety LLC & Northwestern University CPS

“A Case Study Heavy Vehicle Crash Reconstruction Incorporating EDR ECM Data.”

Through a case study, this presentation will cover Heavy Vehicle Crash Reconstruction methods incorporating EDR ECM data within a traditional analysis.

Shawn Gyorke

Shawn Gyorke

Crash Data Services LLC

Hyundai and Kia EDR Data – Software Updates and Real World Applications

In early 2016, Hyundai and Kia made substantive changes to the nature in which the EDR Tools function, as well as display data, for the end user.  Additions include, but are not limited to, a VIN read function from contemporary ACUs which internally store the factory VIN, as well as a new export function which provides the ability to generate two (2) different reports.  Attendees will be provided with complete real-world case files, to include 2017 vehicle ACU data, mapping files and more for reference.

William "Rusty" Haight

William "Rusty" Haight

Collision Safety Institute (CSI)

Co-presenter

“Toyota GEN3 Pre-crash Brake Data – Details and Application”
William Messerschmidt

William Messerschmidt

Messerschmidt Safety Consulting

An Overview and Update of Cummins ECM and EDR Capabilities
  • Changes to INSITE

  • Changes to PowerSpec

Shanon Burgess

Shanon Burgess

Messerschmidt Safety Consulting

Forensic Methods for Dealing with Damaged ECM / ECU Components
  • Common Types of Damage

  • Methodical Analysis of Damage

  • Tools and Problem – Solving for Successful Retrieval

Chris Lutes

Chris Lutes

Nebraska State Patrol

“Asynchronous Data Concepts in EDR Data”

The CAN Bus is the nervous system of today’s vehicles and understanding how it works is key to understanding the concept of “asynchronous data.” This presentation is an innovative real time look at what goes on inside the vehicle communication architecture toward a better understanding of where the data comes from, transmission rates and the characteristics that lead to asynchronicity.

James Johnson, Ph.D.

James Johnson, Ph.D.

Synercon Technologies

“Forensic Data from Heavy Vehicle Networks”

This presentation will cover the concepts of vehicle networks that underlie extraction of information from heavy vehicle EDRs. In addition to vehicle networking basics, the talk will cover practical examples of recovering and discovering data that OEM solutions fail to interpret.

Lawrence Wilson

Lawrence Wilson

Wilson Consulting, LLC

“Atypical Airbag Deployment Cases”

This presentation will be in a case study format. The theme is each case of atypical airbag deployment must be investigated case-by-case because generalizations will be incorrect on a regular basis. In this presentation we will be looking at atypical airbag deployments from Hyundai/Kia, Chevrolet, and Nissan.

Matthew DiSogra

Matthew DiSogra

Delta V Forensic Engineering

“An Overview and Update of the Volvo and Mack ECM EDR’s”

This presentation will cover event data recorder operation and capability on Mack and Volvo trucks including Volvo SRS modules.

Dirk Smith

Dirk Smith

Rimkus Consulting Group Inc

“Autonomous Vehicles – How Close Are We?”

This presentation will cover a short history of autonomous vehicles, the current state of autonomous vehicles, the future of autonomous vehicle and the challenges ahead.

Kent Boots

Kent Boots

FactualDiagrams.com

“Pre-Crash Data recorded by the ACM. Where does it come from?”

This presentation will discuss some of the more common switches and sensors in a vehicle that transmit data to the Airbag Control Module via the vehicles communication bus.  It will also cover how these components work as well as ways to test their fitness. 

Billy Cox Jr.

Billy Cox Jr.

Billy Cox Group - Forensic Crash Analysis

“CDR Data Case Studies for Late Model GM, Toyota, BMW, Kia, and Ford Vehicles”

This presentation will explore the application and interpretation of EDR data imaged with the Bosch CDR Tool in conjunction with detailed crash reconstruction. The presenter will use actual case studies to outline the forensic evidence determined during the crash investigation over a range of vehicle makes. The nuances of the data stored on the EDR will be used to highlight the prudence of using EDR data in conjunction with the forensic investigation, rather than treating the EDR data as a stand-alone data set.

William Mael

William Mael

Denver Research Institute (DRI)

Cancelled.

“Computer and/or Crash Data from Motorcycles – Is it there – how can we access?”

Due to complications with an upcoming oral surgery, Bill Mael will not be able to present this topic at this years conference and is looking forward to speaking at the 2018 EDR Conference with new data coming available late this summer. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Michael DiTallo

Michael DiTallo

Dynamic Safety LLC & Northwestern University CPS

Co-presenter:

“A Case Study Heavy Vehicle Crash Reconstruction Incorporating EDR ECM Data.”

Timothy Austin

Timothy Austin

Wisconsin State Patrol

“An Overview and Update of the Caterpillar ECM EDR’s”

This presentation will cover the use of Caterpillar ECMs in collision investigation.  It will also cover various anomalies in Caterpillar snapshots and strategies to prevent data loss. 

David Hallman

David Hallman

Hallman Engineering LLC

“Toyota GEN3 Pre-crash Brake Data – Details and Application”

At the 2014 Summit, Mr. Hallman’s presentation introduced the newly added data element in GEN3 EDR data sets: “brake oil pressure.” Testing done then on “brake oil pressure” produced interesting results including observations that the highest pressure did not necessarily occur during hardest braking and there was a “bonus feature”: additional service and diagnostic “freeze frame” and “record” data.  This presentation is an extension of that original study and includes some case study applications of not only brake switch and brake oil pressure data but other pre-crash data elements which might further amplify the value of the larger data set.

Richard Ruth

Richard Ruth

Ruth Consulting

“Getting Subaru & Mitsubishi EDR Data. Which cars have it, how to get it, and what you need to know to use it”

A complete tutorial on when each model implemented the EDR, detailed step by step instructions on how to access and save EDR data, and a case data review identifying the manufacturer specific info  necessary to analyze and interpret the data.

Ben LeMere

Ben LeMere

Berla

“Case Studies: Discovering and Analyzing Digital Data Acquired form Motor Vehicle Systems and Connected Mobile Devices”

Presentation abstract coming soon. 

Breakout Sessions

The following breakout sessions will take place after the general sessions.

Synercon Technologies

Synercon Technologies

Smart Sensor Simulators: Demonstration and Q&A

The Smart Sensor Simulators (SSSs) are devices that emulate the electronic systems of a truck. This “truck-in-a-box” technology enables investigators to retrieve electronic control modules (ECMs) from damaged vehicles and perform a forensically sound bench-top download. The SSS can provide a fault-free environment for a forensically neutral download of the data contained in an ECM. The SSS reduces the chance of setting new fault codes and overwriting valuable digital forensic data that may be related to a crash.

Crash Data Group

Crash Data Group

CDR FlexRay Adapter: demonstration of setup, flashing and benchtop downloads

The CDR 500 FlexRay adapter enables the CDR Tool to retrieve data directly from ECUs with a FlexRay communications network. This advanced technology is much different than traditional CAN or K-Line networks currently supported by the CDR Tool. This is an adapter to be used inconjunction with the current Bosch CDR Tool interface module and will be needed for certain direct to airbag control module (ACM) imaging.

Collision Publishing Inc

PO Box 892885, Temecula, CA 92589
Phone: (800) 280-7940
Fax: (866) 966-7033
www.collisionpublishing.com

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