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by MSI
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: msmac3D Licensee Notes
Topic: NOTES: Integration Time Step, Vehicle Shape, etc
Replies: 0
Views: 18

NOTES: Integration Time Step, Vehicle Shape, etc

Recently heard some folks in a forum discussing integration step size and suggesting using increments sized larger than 0.001 seconds? NOOOOOO! You should ALWAYS use 0.001 sec integration time increments! link for licensees only and requires your login/password. Please contact us if you've forgotten...
by MSI
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Reconstruction Analysis
Topic: How To Translate Steer, etc From EDR to vehicle responses
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: How To Translate Steer, etc From EDR to vehicle responses

The following is a quick run thru/comparison of msmac3D and EDR/CDR data. In this case there were two events and we don't yet have the scene diagram/measurements/etc so more to come soon. Having scene measurements provides target marks to match, the roadway geometry and elevation changes (if any), c...
by MSI
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Reconstruction Analysis
Topic: Will EDRs Replace The Need For Crash Reconstructionists?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Will EDRs Replace The Need For Crash Reconstructionists?

Excellent summary posted on the other crash forum I remember the appropriate quote from W. Vandiver: The acquisition of EDR data replaces nothing in an investigation.....absolutely nothing. Any EDR data obtained should be considered "more" evidence, not "replacement" evidence. So...
by MSI
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General Reconstruction Analysis
Topic: How To Translate Steer, etc From EDR to vehicle responses
Replies: 1
Views: 210

How To Translate Steer, etc From EDR to vehicle responses

From INCR forum Q: I would like to be able to translate a steer angle as shown on the CDR report to the change in the heading angle from the original forward that would occur if the steering wheel were held in that position. Can someone help me understand how this might be done. I can use an exempla...
by MSI
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General Reconstruction Analysis
Topic: Tiger Woods Crash Information
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Tiger Woods Crash Information

No...none here yet! We will post up facts as we get them...however i refer you a reconstruction we did of the Princess Diana crash 20+ years ago. And STILL there are crazy ass theories coming out about it. Please see our presentaito0n of the actual crash reconstruction and then some other crazy stuf...
by MSI
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: General Reconstruction Analysis
Topic: Will EDRs Replace The Need For Crash Reconstructionists?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Will EDRs Replace The Need For Crash Reconstructionists?

on another crash forum a response to a similar question by Rusty Haight, of Collision Safety Institute included the following: The first thing you have to be able to do with a set of data is be able to answer the question: is this data from the crash I'm investigating? To that, you need to be able t...
by MSI
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: msmac3D Licensee Notes
Topic: DETECT CONTACT Option Examples for Steer and/or Braking
Replies: 0
Views: 21

DETECT CONTACT Option Examples for Steer and/or Braking

We've updated the instructions for the DETECT CONTACT Option of msmac3D The value for the Steer and/or Braking Tables type can be 1, 2 or >2 1 is standard the table is interpreted as input 2 Sets Pre-impact/Post Impact drag and/or steer as the first two entries additional post impact entries can als...
by MSI
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Vehicle Safety
Topic: DO NOT RIDE WITH FEET ON DASH!!
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: DO NOT RIDE WITH FEET ON DASH!!

Let me add an ad from Acoustic which has a woman riding with legs out the window romantic, breezy, FUN!! ........but dangerous! ...sure chance of a crash small ...sure looks like older vehicle maybe no airbag? ...sure chance of roadside obstacle or other vehicle interacting with legs slim.. HOWEVER ...
by MSI
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: General Reconstruction Analysis
Topic: Engine Separation from Vehicle During Crash
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Engine Separation from Vehicle During Crash

From Facebook NAPARS page : Today's featured crash: Engine in the Kitchen (see link above for full information). Back in 2020, a dude stole a 2017 Jag in Baton Rouge, but the owner could tell police right where it was with GPS tracking. They found it and chased it. On a straight-ish section of highw...
by MSI
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: msmac3D Licensee Notes
Topic: 3D Graphics version 3.10 information
Replies: 0
Views: 54

3D Graphics version 3.10 information

Just loading up a preliminary version of 3D Graphics version 3.10 Below are a few of the additions/enhancements, many more in the update. Here's the instructions for installation: V3.10 Update & Full Installation Instructions Note you'll need your login name/password, if you've forgotten please ...