SKE UTILIZING DRONES

by Christine Sirgant in News

SKE experts collecting evidence at an accident site utilizing one of their drones and two

3-D high definition scanners.

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John Karpovich & Kevin Tully Attend Event Data Recording (EDR) Summit in Houston, Texas

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John Karpovich and Kevin Tully attended an Event Data Recording (EDR) Summit in Houston, Texas in March 2018.  This annual summit is internationally attended and is the premier source for obtaining current and future information regarding “black box” crash data for vehicles.  At this years summit, representatives from Tesla announced that their car company will join many other car manufacturers by allowing the airbag modules in their vehicles to be imaged by companies like SKE for crash data.

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems Training

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Kevin Tully, B.E.Mech.Eng. and Michael DiCicco, B.S.Mech.Eng. attended training on heavy truck air brakes and the latest technology in collision avoidance systems provided by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC. The training provided a deep dive into the functionality of air brake systems which will allow SKE Forensic Consultants to identify deficiencies in a vehicle’s braking system, and more importantly understand how those deficiencies affect the braking performance of the vehicle. The latest technology in heavy trucks includes collision avoidance systems similar to those now included on passenger vehicles. These collision avoidance or collision alert systems store data in the event of a collision which is useful in reconstructing the accident.

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Luxury Vehicle Event Data Recorders

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SKE Forensic Consultants has extended their coverage of Event Data Recorders (EDRs) for many high-end luxury vehicles.  The addition of the CDR 500 Flex Ray adapter doubles our coverage of the latest model year high-end luxury vehicles like Audi, BMW and Bentley.

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Hyundai and KIA Event Data Recorders

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SKE Forensic Consultants has extended their coverage of Event Data Recorders (EDRs) to Hyundai and KIA vehicles.  While most vehicles and manufacturers are supported by the Bosch CDR system, Hyundai and KIA have each developed their own hardware and software solutions.  We now have the ability to download 2010 and later Hyundai and KIA vehicles using the vehicle’s diagnostic port, or if necessary due to vehicle damage, we can download the EDR directly from the airbag control module.  Our engineers have already developed special cables specific to the Hyundai and KIA vehicles allowing for enhanced access to the EDR even when the vehicle’s electrical system is compromised.

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Crash Data Retrieval

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John Scott and Kevin Tully attended the Crash Data Retrieval Analysis & Applications Update Course instructed by Crash Data Specialists and held by the New York Statewide Traffic Accident Reconstruction Society (NYSTARS).  The course included a review of the latest equipment, least intrusive Event Data Recorder (EDR) download methods, latest case studies validating the accuracy of the data, data survivability (burned vehicles crushed control modules, etc.), and the laws and regulations governing the data contained within EDR’s.

 

 

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SKE Congratulates Mike DiCicco

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SKE congratulates associate Mike DiCicco for becoming a board certified traffic crash reconstructionist by successfully passing a comprehensive exam offered by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction  (ACTAR).

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SKE NEWS – Winter 2017

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Partner John Karpovich successfully completed a training course on vehicle event data recorders (EDRs) and how they can be implemented in traffic crash reconstruction. The Institute for Police Technology and Management (IPTM), hosted by the West Palm Beach, Florida Police Department, educated course participants on important information regarding methods used to analyze and interpret reports from numerous vehicle manufacturers.

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SKE News Winter 2017

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Our SKE drones are operated by a licensed remote pilot by the FAA.

Our SKE drones are operated by a licensed remote pilot by the FAA.

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Michael A. DiCicco, B.S.M.E., Joins SKE Forensic Consultants

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SKE Forensic Consultants is proud to announce that Michael A. DiCicco, B.S.M.E., has joined our firm as a Senior Associate.

Mr. DiCicco’s background in the automotive industry and airbag expertise complements the SKE team.  Mr. DiCicco formerly held the position as Crash Reconstruction Expert for eight years at Robson Forensic.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, and later obtained training in the field of Traffic Crash Reconstruction through Northwestern University.

Mr. DiCicco has over ten years design experience in the automotive industry including safety restraint systems (airbags, inflators, steering wheels, and seatbelts).  Mr. DiCicco has held engineering positions with the Ford Motor Company and Tier 1 automotive safety suppliers:   Autoliv and Takata Corporation.  With his background and experience, Mr. DiCicco has developed a specialty in the area of restraint systems and crashworthiness issues.

Mr. DiCicco is qualified as a Traffic Crash Reconstruction Expert in Superior Court. He offers a unique perspective by relating his engineering experience to the field of crash reconstruction.  Mr. DiCicco is actively involved in local and national organizations such as Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), New Jersey Association of Accident Reconstructionists (NJAAR), and National Association of Traffic Accident Reconstruction (NATARI).

Michael DiCicco is an avid gearhead and motorcycle/ATV rider.  He is married with two daughters and resides in Mine Hill, New Jersey.  Mr. DiCicco can be reached at 201-644-0700, by cell at 973-452-3100, or email DiCicco@skefc.com.  For more information on Mr. DiCicco, please click on his curriculum vitae.

Please join us in welcoming Michael DiCicco as Senior Associate of SKE Forensic Consultants.

 

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