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ADAS: How do They Respond in a Collision?

Autonomous self-driving vehicles on road

Mechanical Engineer, Robert Taylor provides an overview of the different types of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (‘ADAS’) and what the systems might have done in the event of a collision. He takes time to answer questions such as “What does the data tell us?” and “What can be determined from published literature and test results?”

Incidents Involving Agricultural & Heavy Goods Vehicles

A truck/lorry rollover

Mechanical Engineer, James Kingham discusses the nuances of collisions and incidents involving heavy goods and agricultural vehicles; the common types of incidents involving these vehicles, the information which is often available (being unique to these types of vehicles), and the types of information that would assist an investigation.

Video Analysis in Collision Reconstruction

CCTV camera recording a road accident

Mechanical Engineer, Richard Baker provides an overview of the merits of video evidence and analysis in collision reconstruction, such as Position and Time Estimation, and Authentication and Verification.

An Overview of Forensic Collision Reconstruction Services

Damaged front end of a car after a collision

RTC Expert, Gavin Dunn will provide a journey through the process of forensically reconstructing a road traffic collision. He will discuss some of the methods that can be used, the types of information that we look for, and some of the challenges that are often encountered.

Vehicle Crashworthiness & Restraint Systems

Crash test dummy hitting air bag inside car

Road Traffic Collision Investigator, Ross Clarke provides a general overview of the development of vehicle safety. This will cover the principles of vehicle structural design and how that has evolved over time and in different marketplaces, to the optimisation of modern occupant restraint systems.

Body Protection for the Motorcycle & Bicycle Rider

A man riding a motorcycle on a busy road with a passenger who is wearing a plastic bucket as a helmet

John Camplin provides a review of the expected performance of helmets, boots and clothing during road traffic collisions. He also discusses what we can establish about the benefit of protective equipment from post-collision evidence.

Hawkins Belfast Drinks Reception

The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

Hawkins would like to invite clients and colleagues to our Summer Reception in Belfast. We will be hosting a panel presentations followed by a networking reception with drinks, canapes and exhibits.

Flood Risk Mismanagement: Why New Developments Flood

Image of construction site

Flood damage to new developments should be a ‘red flag’ for policy coverage issues or subrogation. Hydrologist, Richard Keightley, discusses relevant planning policies to highlight where things can go wrong.