Vehicles and Collisions

We provide systems analysis, vehicle dynamics, and mechanical movement expertise when collisions happen.

How can EDT help you? 

Technical innovations have continued to alter vehicle function and performance. As a consequence, the methods by which vehicles and vehicle collisions are analyzed is an evolving technology. Anti-lock braking systems were just the beginning. Now, vehicle control systems are governing many mechanical movements of a vehicle. Technical analysis of vehicle systems, vehicle roadway behavior, and vehicle collisions is expected to involve collective expertise in vehicle dynamics, mechanical systems and control systems.

To aid in the visualization of complicated scenarios, our services are complimented by in-house animation, modeling and graphics capabilities.


  • Collision reconstruction
  • Crashworthiness
  • Failure analysis
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Speed evaluation
  • Line of sight evaluation
  • Visibility studies
  • Collision avoidance analysis
  • Data recorder retrieval and evaluation
  • Mechanical evaluation
  • Brake examination
  • Rollover evaluation
  • Cargo securement
  • Lights "On/Off" evaluation
  • Safety standard compliance
  • Design analysis and evaluation
  • Material properties evaluation
  • Fire origin and cause
  • Video animation or re-enactment
  • "Who was driving?" determination
  • Roadway condition evaluation
  • Cargo loading/dispensing evaluation
  • Passenger restraint
  • Hail damage evaluation


  • Passenger vehicles
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Two-wheeled vehicles
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Construction equipment
  • Rail
  • Watercraft
  • Pedestrians
  • Aircraft