DELTA |v| Founder Becomes Qualified Video Analysis Expert
Brian K. Anders, Founder and Professional Engineer at DELTA |v| Forensic Engineering, recently testified on the vehicle speed of a police car based on its in-car surveillance video footage.
Mr. Anders was hired to determine the top speed of the pursuing vehicle during a police chase. DELTA |v|’s team was able to initially estimate the speed by comparing the surveillance video to roadway geometries of the incident location through an aerial photograph. To confirm their initial estimates, the team equipped a base-line vehicle with an in-car camera and drove the vehicle through the same route at a known speed. Video post-editing software was used to evaluate the accuracy of the time clock on the in-car camera. Once the camera’s accuracy was confirmed, the known speed of the base-line vehicle was then compared to the police car.
Video analysis techniques are becoming more commonly used in the accident reconstruction industry. For example, DELTA |v| often videotapes traffic patterns at an incident-related intersection for acceleration rates or turning sequences. More recently, DELTA |v| saw an increase in the analysis of business surveillance footage for collision specific data.