Event Calendar

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Lunch & Learn: Vehicle Automation and Electronic Data - The Hidden Secrets

Start Date: 6/18/2024 12:00 PM PDT
End Date: 6/18/2024 1:00 PM PDT

Organization Name: Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

Maggie Sweeney
Email: maggie@wdtl.org
Phone: (206) 749-0319

Sponsor: Explico

1 WSBA CLE Credit confirmed

via Zoom - login instructions will be emailed to registrants

WDTL Members: gratis
Claims Reps: gratis (use promo code: CR)
Non Members: $40

Lawyers litigating vehicular crashes often face questions related to driver attention and distraction.
  • Were the involved drivers attentive and were their responses appropriate and timely?
  • What data and evidence reveal a driver's level of attentiveness?
  • Would a crash have been prevented if a driver was more attentive?

The proliferation of event data recorders (EDRs) and dash or windshield mounted cameras have provided a clearer picture of driver responses preceding crashes. In addition, the proliferation of driver assistance systems on newer vehicles introduces a new wrinkle in the evaluation of driver responses. The vehicle itself may now be capable of responding in an emergency. When these systems respond, there may be evidence of it in the event data from the vehicle. This event data can enable examination of the driver's response side-by-side with the vehicle's response. This data can therefore aid in an assessment of a driver's level of attentiveness.

Key Takeaways:

Attorneys attending this presentation will leave with an understanding of the driver assistance systems on newer vehicles, what data is generated when these systems activate, and what this data reveals about a driver's level of attentiveness and the appropriateness of their responses.

Presented by Nathan Rose

Mr. Nathan Rose is a Principal Accident Reconstruction at Explico. He has been an accident reconstructionist since 1998 and has been a founding member of two accident reconstruction firms (Kineticorp and Luminous Forensics). He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a civil specialty from the Colorado School of Mines (1998) and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver (2003). Nathan is accredited as a traffic accident reconstructionist by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR), and he has offered expert testimony as a reconstructionist in courts around the United States. During his graduate studies, Nathan specialized in dynamics and impact mechanics, and he has published numerous technical articles, reports, and books related to vehicular accident reconstruction. His books are titled Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction and Rollover Accident Reconstruction, both published by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Nathan holds a motorcycle endorsement in the the State of Colorado, and he has completed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic and Advanced RiderCourses and their Street Strategies course.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 6/18/2024 12:00 PM

Display Roster

Add to my calendar


Fighting for justice and balance in civil courts.