Delta-V Experts conduct physical testing in Tasmania as part of the 2012 National AILA Conference in Hobart, Tasmania.
Delta-V Experts organised, planned and executed crash tests of 5 vehicles that included pedestrian run over tests, bicycle impact tests, skid tests, yaw tests, low speed impact tests between two vehicles and higher speed crash tests between two vehicles.
Presentation to the AILA attendees on the physical evidence at collision scenes and vehicle documentation, including skid marks and yaw marks, damage identification and documentation, principal direction of force, seatbelt loading marks and airbag deployments was also undertaken.
Roger Sanders has been featured in September's ATN article on the 2010 NatRoad conference. Roger spoke to the delegates about how to best respond to a difficult situation after a truck crash:
On the theme ofl imiting damage, Roger
Sanders, a former Vicroria Police traffic chief
and now part of consultancy Delta-V Experts,
advised delegates ro always have what he calls
a "goodness file".
Containing proof of chain of responsibility,
vehicle maintenance, safety, accreditation,
audits, commendations and driver training
and welfa re actions, the file will prove
invaluable in the event of a serious truck
accident, he says.
On the theme of limiting damage, Roger Sanders, a former Vicroria Police traffic chief and now part of consultancy Delta-V Experts, advised delegates to always have what he calls a "goodness file".
Containing proof of chain of responsibility, vehicle maintenance, safety, accreditation, audits, commendations and driver training and welfare actions, the file will prove invaluable in the event of a serious truck accident, he says.
We pleased to announce the merger of Forensic Consulting Engineers and Delta-V Experts, effective 1 July 2010. The new group shall continue to trade under the “Delta-V Experts” name. Forensic Consulting Engineers Principal, Dr Len Cubitt, will continue to operate with Delta-V Experts.
Dr George Rechnitzer has been asked to take part on the panel in an Engineer's Australia & VicRoads "Hot Topics" member breakfast. From the invitation:
"VicRoads works alongside many individuals and organisations to find innovative solutions that will improve safety on our roads. Some of these include facial recognition systems, drug and alcohol testing, automatic number plate recognition and intelligent speed assist.
A diverse panel of experts will delve into case studies where innovation and safety come together for the benefit of the community."
Delta-V Experts were the first Australian crash investigators at the scene and prepared a preliminary report into the factual evidence collected at the site immediately after the collision. This preliminary report was subsequently tendered as part of the Coronial Inquest, and assisted the Coroner and members of the Victorian MCIU in conducting their full investigation.
The Victorian Coroner, Paresa Spanos, made the following key findings:
".. whichever legal entity was responsible for organising this tour which ended so tragically, they did so poorly, engaging insufficient personnel and/or allowing insufficient time to ensure the driver was sufficiently rested to undertake his duties safely and not under the burden of fatigue."
“In the circumstances of this investigation I can only say what is obvious and very general, that is that the wearing of seat belts could potentially have prevented ejection from the bus and saved some lives and ameliorated some injuries.”
“In my view the potential was there for ESP to have prevented the collision altogether, or at least to afford the driver some control and more effective braking so as to reduce the momentum and curtail the bus's trajectory.”
Delta-V Experts sells Smarty products. Smarty is an on-board vehicle video event recorder and driver feedback system. Smarty products can be used to monitor and improve driver and fleet safety.
Delta-V Experts is the exclusive distributor of PC-Crash inAustralia and New Zealand. PC-Crash is a 3D collision and trajectory simulation tool that enables quick and accurate analysis of a wide variety of motor vehicle collisions and other incidents.