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Accident Reconstruction, Vehicle Mechanical, EDR “Black Box” Analysis — Consulting, Second Opinion & Expert Witness

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Dr. Robert McElroyDr. Robert C. McElroy is an internationally recognized vehicle technical expert specializing in the scientific use of forensic evidence for vehicle failure analysis and to reconstruct transportation and industrial accidents since 1986. He has participated in approximately 1,000 depositions and 100 trials.

His focus is to consistently provide accurate and technically precise analysis and opinions, authoritatively presented depositions, quality trial exhibits, and reliable expert trial testimony.

Truck ReconstructionHe specializes in technical failure analysis related to automobiles, heavy trucks, and all types of industrial vehicles. Dr. McElroy is a triple certified ASE Master Technician in Automobile, Heavy Trucks, Body & Paint. He is a certified accident reconstructionist through ACTAR and was formerly employed by General Motors as a staff technical instructor. His degree areas are Industrial Safety Engineering, Industrial Education, and Industrial Technology.

Vehicle InspectionHe was a member of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) committee dealing with collision Event Data Recorders (EDR) for both private passenger cars and trucks & busses. Dr. McElroy has worked with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) involving vehicle crash recorder technology and initiatives. He was both a member and treasurer of the IEEE P1616 Committee developing standards for Motor Vehicle Event Data Recorders. Dr. McElroy is the past Chairman of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) EDR Committee developing standards and recommended practices for EDR’s.

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  • 352-633-7696 Office

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  • 561-445-0772 Office Cellphone

  • 1364 E. Schwartz Blvd, Lady Lake, FL 32159

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Takata Recall Affects 46 Million Vehicles in U.S.

Takata Recall Affects 46 Million Vehicles in U.S.

Takata's airbag recall affects over 46 million U.S. vehicles. As of June 2017 65% HAVE NOT been replaced. (Reuters)

If unable to promptly get a replacement and worried about what could happen in a crash, then you can request from NHTSA to install an airbag On-Off Switch. Here is the NHTSA link: http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/Air+Bags/ON-OFF+Switch+Requests

Airbag Recall Technology

Airbag Recall Technology

When the inflator assembly is activated, sodium azide produces nitrogen gas which flows through the filter screen and into the airbag. Time between crash detection and complete airbag deployment is approximately 0.05 seconds. Typical airbag deployment speed is 200 mph. If the inflator assembly is structurally defective the inflator assembly can explode,

For Data Retrieval — Please Contact Us

For Data Retrieval — Please Contact Us

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Millbrook GM European Proving Grounds

Millbrook GM European Proving Grounds

Dr. McElroy visits GM European proving grounds in 2011

Millbrook

Millbrook

Millbrook Overview

Millbrook Overview

Tomberlin Low Speed Vehicle

Tomberlin Low Speed Vehicle

ASE 25+ Years B

ASE 25+ Years B

Automotive Hall of Fame “World Class Technician”

Automotive Hall of Fame “World Class Technician”

USDOT + FMCSA + OSHA

USDOT + FMCSA + OSHA

Dr Bob at Continental Tire Test Track in Uvalde, TX

Dr Bob at Continental Tire Test Track in Uvalde, TX

GM Ignition Switch Defect

GM Ignition Switch Turns OFF

A fundamental problem with the design of this ignition switch assembly in that the key can easily rotate to the ACCESSORY position which turns off the engine.

Turning off the engine affects vehicle controllability and turns off the airbag systems.

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