EDR Summit Schedule

2018 EDR Summit & Optional Classes Schedule

We are currently preparing the topics and presenters for the 2018 EDR Summit. When presenters and topics are finalized, they will be added to the EDR Summit schedule below.

EDR SummitDay One

Monday March 5, 2018  – Room: Rafael Salon A/B

The 2018 EDR Summit starts Monday. 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  – 8:45 AM – Opening remarks
8:45  – 9:45 AM – Bosch CDR Updates: Bosch CDR Tool and CDR900 (presented by Bill Rose, Bosch)
10:00  – 11:00 AM – Your Vehicle Has an Infotainment System – Now What? (presented by Shawn Harrington, ARCCA)
11:15  – 12:00 PM – On-Star Data: Real-world Example of Automatic Collision Notification Evidence (presented by Shawn Gyorke, Crash Data Services)
1:00 – 2:00 PM – EDR Throttle Input (presented by Miles Kitchen, Consultant)
2:15 – 3:15 PM – Power Loss and “Reported” Vehicle Speeds (presented by Kent Boots, FactualDiagrams.com)
3:30 – 5:00 PM – Subaru EDR Evidence: Software Traits and Real-world Examples (presented by Shawn Gyorke, Crash Data Services and Michael DiTallo, Dynamic Safety)

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EDR SummitDay Two

Tuesday March 6, 2018  – Room: Raphael Salon A/B

Day Two starts Tuesday. 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 – Resources for Vehicle Systems Diagnostics Information (presented by Bill Haas)
9:15 – 10:00 AM – SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
10:15 – 12:00 PM – Tesla Autopilot, Self-driving Vehicles & Driver Assistance Features; Who Caused the Accident (presented by Alan Moore, A.B. Moore Forensic Engineering)
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Complimentary Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Case Studies in Bosch CDR Tool Retrieved Data (presented by Rusty Haight, Collision Safety Institute)
2:15 – 3:00 PM – Detroit Diesel Engine EDR ECM Overview and Updates (presented by David Plant, DP Plant and Associates)
3:15 – 5:00 PM – Legal Challenges Regarding EDR Data (presented by James Norris, Parham Engineering Consultants and David Chapman, Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan )

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EDR SummitDay Three

 

Wednesday March 7, 2018  – Room: Raphael Salon A/B

 

Day Three starts Wednesday. 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 are open

8:00 – 9:00 AM – EDR and Motorcycles (presented by Louis Peck, Axiom Forensic)
9:15 – 10:15 AM – An Overview of Bendix ABS and Bendix Data Recorder (BDR) Data (presented by Matthew DiSogra, Delta V Forensic Engineers)
10:30 – 11:30 AM – Case Studies in Bosch CDR Tool Retrieved Data – continued (presented by Rusty Haight, Collision Safety Institute)

 

EDR Summit Ends

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

Sunday March 4, 2018  – Room: Salon 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

We are currently in the process of selecting speakers and topics for the 2018 EDR Summit. We will be adding additional speakers and topics as they are confirmed in the format below. Check back to view the newly added speakers and topics!

Bill Haas

Bill Haas

“Resources for Vehicle Systems Diagnostics Information”

What does “no communication with module” really mean when it comes to a CAN error in the car we’re trying to retrieve data from? What are some of the CAN diagnostics available to someone in the field? How might I learn more about a Stability Control System, ABS, drive line, or theft deterrent systems in today’s cars? Where can I find out more about how to properly read a wiring diagram? Every day, those involved in retrieving data from passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs run into “issues” with those cars which are beyond the typical scope of a CDR Technician’s or reconstructionist’s normal training and experience. This presentation will touch on some of the systems in cars which might impact crash data or the retrieval of crash data and where and hoe one can find additional information and training specific to those systems.

James Norris, P.E.

James Norris, P.E.

Parham Engineering Consultants

“Legal Challenges regarding EDR Data – Consultant Perspecitve”

This presentation will cover both the legal and the consultants side of the topic.  It will highlight challenges that an expert might face in using EDR data of all varieties in deposition or courtroom testimony (as well as reports).  To that end, it will cover some of the protocols and strategies used in collecting EDR data so that it would withstand these types of challenges.  It will also highlight research, journal articles, and other references that can be used to support and verify EDR data when it is being challenged.

David Chapman

David Chapman

Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC

“Legal Challenges regarding EDR Data – Attorney Perspective”

This presentation will cover both the legal and the consultants side of the topic.  It will highlight challenges that an expert might face in using EDR data of all varieties in deposition or courtroom testimony (as well as reports).  To that end, it will cover some of the protocols and strategies used in collecting EDR data so that it would withstand these types of challenges.  It will also highlight research, journal articles, and other references that can be used to support and verify EDR data when it is being challenged.

Kent Boots

Kent Boots

FactualDiagrams.com

“Power Loss and “Reported” Vehicle Speeds”

This presentation follows up on last year’s Pre-Crash Data presentation and takes a better look at vehicle speed sources, potential faults, and power loss situations and how they affect the reported vehicle speed and speedometer.

Alan Moore

Alan Moore

A.B.Moore Forensic Engineering, Inc.

“Tesla Autopilot, Self-Driving Vehicles and Driver Assistance Features; Who Caused The Accident?”

A detailed look at the rapidly growing field of self-driving vehicles. What is available, how does it work, and what will happen in a crash scenario? Most important, how does it affect the field of accident reconstruction? We will look at how to determine if the systems were installed, if they were enabled, and if they functioned as designed. The presentation will be interspersed with many videos and photos, allowing attendees to experience for themselves the implications of this exciting new field. Examples of the systems at work will be demonstrated, with discussion of how we can test the performance of exemplar vehicles.

Myles Kitchen

Myles Kitchen

Consultant

“EDR Throttle Input”

This presentation describes using actual, downloaded, EDR pre-crash throttle data, to drive an Arbitrary Function Generator (AFG) to provide accurate and reproduce-able Accelerator Pedal Sensor inputs to recreate a driver’s exact throttle actions in an exemplar vehicle.   In the described case, the pre-crash EDR data showed that a vehicle exhibited decreasing engine RPMs and Speed, while simultaneously receiving increasing throttle signal, and no brake input.  This presentation describes how this method may be used to investigate such factors via recreating precise and reproduce-able throttle inputs on an exemplar vehicle. 

Shawn Harrington

Shawn Harrington

ARCCA

“Your Vehicle Has An Infotainment System – Now What?”

From assisting the State Police in high-profile vehicle thefts to weaving navigation data into a reconstruction analysis, this presentation on infotainment and telematics systems will provide the attendee an overview of the information mined from these new and exciting systems. How infotainment systems work, how the data is acquired, and the research and testing that has been performed to validate infotainment data will all be covered. Real-world case studies of applying infotainment data to actual investigations involving vehicle thefts, arsons, collisions, robberies, and more will be provided to attendees.

Rusty Haight

Rusty Haight

Collision Safety Institute

“Case studies in Bosch CDR Tool Retrieved Data”

Have you seen a navigation pane? Bookmarks?  Really, really want “date and time of the crash” in a report? Have you put the Toyota data recording order/algorithm to use in an analysis yet? Have you been able to sort out polarity for some of the Ford systems without Data Polarity Tables? Why is that pedestrian protection icon lighting up on more than just Chrysler vans now? Why does my GM data look out of order or “what is a concatenated or concurrent event?” This presentation will offer examples of data from newer vehicles and highlight some of the newer and, at the moment, less frequently encountered data elements or features of the CDR Tool.

David P. Plant, P.E.

David P. Plant, P.E.

DP Plant & Associates

“Detroit Diesel Engine EDR ECM Overview and Updates”

HVEDR Technology is a continuously expanding field and is a valuable source of physical evidence to crash investigators.  This presentation will provide an overview of event data recorded by vehicles equipped with Detroit Diesel engines from past to present and will cover existing research that has been performed on these EDRs.  The presentation will also provide an update on research and testing of 2018 (model year) Freightliner New Cascadia vehicles equipped with the latest Detroit Diesel engines.

Matthew C. DiSogra, MS, PE

Matthew C. DiSogra, MS, PE

Delta V Forensic Engineers

“An Overview of Bendix ABS and Bendix Data Recorder (BDR) Data”

Air bag systems and forward-facing radar systems are becoming more common on heavy trucks. These systems can often store valuable incident data. This presentation will cover the Bendix Wingman family of systems as well as the on-board Bendix Data Recorder (BDR).

Shawn Gyorke

Shawn Gyorke

Crash Data Services LLC

PRESENTATION 1
Subaru EDR Evidence – Software Traits and Real-World Examples

Co-presenter: Michael DiTallo, Dynamic Safety 

To meet the NHTSA Part 563 EDR requirement for a “publicly available” tool, the Japanese manufacturer, Subaru, relies on their Select Monitor Denso DST-i Dealer OEM Diagnostic Scanner Tool.  The tool has some unique capabilities, as well as limits, when it comes to retrieving EDR evidence, to include challenges with the display and archiving of files.  This presentation will briefly review the history of the Subaru EDR tool and then focus on real-world case files.  Attendees will be provided with real-world downloads, to include 2017-18 Subaru EDR data and more for reference. 

PRESENTATION 2
“On-Star Data: A Real-World Example of Automatic Collision Notification Evidence

Many modern vehicles are equipped with Automatic Collision Notification systems, but none are as famous as GM’s “On-Star” system. In addition to emergency notifications, OnStar is able to provide hands-free infotainment options, navigation, and even remote diagnostics. And, while many experts are familiar with the EDR recorded parameter “OnStar Notification Event Counter”, this presentation will provide attendees with a real-world example of what information is available through GM’s service.

Bill Rose

Bill Rose

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions

“Bosch Crash Data Retrieval and the New CDR 900”
Louis Peck, M.S., P.E.

Louis Peck, M.S., P.E.

Axiom Forensic

“EDR and Motorcycles”

Mr. Peck is an ACTAR-accredited reconstructionist, retired motorcycle racer, and registered mechanical engineer. He will be discussing the current status of motorcycle event data recorders and data-logging, presenting research and hands-on experiences related to Kawasaki, Ducati, and Harley-Davidson.

Ron Tomblin

Ron Tomblin

Emory University

“NHTSA CIREN and Other Research Projects”

CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances

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