Passenger Vehicles

The United States Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that there are more than 250,000,000 registered vehicles operating on American roads.  Manufacturers design sophisticated safety systems and provide them as standard equipment in passenger vehicles. Roadways are developed for safe travel and laws are imposed to protect consumers, but vehicle accidents resulting in property loss, injury, and fatalities continue to occur.  There is an accepted risk every time a consumer operates a passenger vehicle on public roadways.

Passenger Vehicle Accident Analysts

The highly trained cross-functional team of scientists and engineers at Caulfield Engineering has investigated thousands of accidents involving passenger vehicles. Our team specializes in the evaluation of passenger vehicles, vehicle systems and components and how they perform in accidents. Our scientists and engineers have firsthand experience in the development of passenger vehicle systems and are trained to evaluate the performance of systems in real-world operating environments. Caulfield Engineering routinely performs analysis, develops and conducts tests of passenger vehicles and vehicle systems to evaluate the performance in various operating environments.

The scientists and engineers at Caulfield Engineering have experience in the assessment of vehicle powertrains, fuel tanks, body structures, closure systems, power windows, latch and release systems, locking systems and seats, to name a few.

Examples of Services Provided:

  • Complete vehicle and component scanning
  • Accident scene scanning
  • Planar and rollover accident investigation
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Analysis of vehicle event data recorders
  • Vehicle and equipment mechanical testing
  • Component testing
  • Material analysis and testing
  • Design analysis
  • Root cause analysis
  • Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Analysis of crash test data
  • Defect investigation
  • Analysis of National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) data
  • Analysis of Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data
  • Statistical analysis of data
  • Product benchmarking
  • Vehicle fires
  • Crash simulation and analysis
  • Vehicle dynamic simulation and analysis
  • Component and system reverse engineering