How does the Collision Reconstruction Add-in determine point of impact?

Applies To

  • Collision / Accident Reconstruction
  • Add-in
  • Engine Data

Answer

The add-in bases the point of impact in the picture it renders off of the largest point of acceleration the vehicle experienced at the time of collision. The point of impact is the approximate point on the vehicle where an impact would have caused acceleration in the direction of the largest accelerometer reading.

Additional Notes

For example, if the largest magnitude of acceleration is in the forward direction, the add-in would generate an image to indicate the vehicle was hit from behind.

Note: The add-in currently does not consider accelerometer readings in the Z-direction (up and down), and therefore will not indicate an impact in the up or down direction in the image it generates.