Automotive and Vehicle Accident Analysis

The engineers and scientists at Fusion Engineering have investigated thousands of accidents involving various types of motorized vehicles.  Whether the vehicle operates on public roads, off-road, on construction sites, on rails, in the air, in mines, or in manufacturing facilities, our engineers, scientists, metallurgists, analysts, technicians and mechanics are qualified to provide detailed scientific analysis of the scene and equipment involved.

Our cross-functional teams have performed detailed accident investigations, failure analysis, design and performance analysis of a breadth of vehicle systems and vehicle types.  By applying principles of physics and mechanics combined with physical evidence acquired, our teams regularly develop and perform tests and simulations that demonstrate events in an accident as they occurred.

Our consultants have direct experience in the design, analysis, development, manufacture, test and certification of numerous types of vehicles and are equipped to evaluate the performance of vehicles operating in various environments. Fusion Engineering has expertise in the development of vehicles to satisfy regulatory requirements and other industry specific standards as they apply.  As industrial consultants, our people have assisted product manufacturers in the design, development, and testing of numerous vehicle components and systems.

Examples of Services Provided:

  • Complete vehicle and component scanning
  • Accident scene scanning
  • Planar and rollover accident investigation
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Analysis of vehicle event data recorders
  • Vehicle and equipment mechanical testing
  • Component testing
  • Material analysis and testing
  • Design analysis
  • Root cause analysis
  • Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Analysis of crash test data
  • Defect investigation
  • Analysis of National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) data
  • Analysis of Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data
  • Statistical analysis of data
  • Product benchmarking

 Our consultants have investigated accidents involving:

  • Passenger cars
  • Light truck
  • Heavy truck/combination vehicles (singles, doubles and triples)
  • Motorcycles
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Emergency vehicles
  • Bus/limousine
  • Forklift
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Powered industrial equipment
  • Construction equipment
  • Earth moving equipment
  • Mining equipment
  • Railroad equipment