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Forensic Analysis of Vehicular Malfunctions Using On-Board Data

November 30, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event explores forensic analysis and recording of vehicle dynamic performance tests and investigations. To accomplish these tests and investigations, researchers developed forensically accurate and reliable test monitoring and recording instruments. Because the tests were usually sequential and interactive between the vehicle operator and the particular exemplar vehicle, those instruments have to allow for real time graphical readouts and displays of parameters from both vehicle data networks and from instrumentation data networks.

It is hoped that the methodologies and examples shown here will encourage students and professionals to explore data analysis designs and solutions beyond basic or textbook procedures by providing examples to show real world data projects and test instruments that are now repeatedly used in many continuing vehicle forensic investigations. Additionally, these working examples have been shown to assist associated skill disciplines such as Reconstruction and Biometric Analysis of these same accidents.


William Rosenbluth has been President and Principal Engineer for Automotive Systems Analysis (ASA), Reston, VA, for 33 years. He has 58 years of experience with complex electro-mechanical, electronic and computer components and systems. He was employed by the IBM Corporation for 21 years, until forming ASA. At ASA, he specializes in the analysis and diagnosis of computer-related vehicle control systems and in the retrieval and analysis of electronic crash-event data in accident vehicles (black box data). His has authored two books, ‘Investigation and Interpretation of Black Box Data in Automobiles’ (2001) and ‘Black Box Data from Accident Vehicles’ (2009). He holds a BEE (‘61) and an MSEE (‘65) from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

Peter J Sullivan has been President and Principal Engineer for Advanced Analysis Associates, Inc, for the past 26 years. His performs Forensic Expert Witness investigations for clients throughout the US, and he testifies in State and Federal Courts throughout the US. In his investigative capacity, he performs data downloads and imaging of Electronic Control Modules and ESI, including analysis and application to elements of accident reconstruction, validation, and electronic testing, on almost all makes and models of vehicles, equipment. and hand-held electronics. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics (‘84) from Texas State University.


November 30, 2021
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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NYU Tandon School of Engineering
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