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February 14, 2018

as we welcome

Dr. James Mason

with an intriguing look at

Vehicle Information Systems

- The Cutting Edge of Source of Vehicle & Occupant Data

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Claims Adjusters
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The East Bay Claims Association is pleased to present Dr. James Mason, of ARCCA, as our guest speaker at our Valentine's Luncheon, Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Dr. Mason has a Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics from the California Institute of Technology. Among his credits, he also holds a Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Did your driver pair their phone with the Bluetooth system in their vehicle? Did they connect their phone to the USB port to charge their device? Does your vehicle have a navigation system that tracks location information…even when the navigation system is not in use? The years of digital information that vehicles are storing will certainly surprise you…and can help solve your case.
Vehicle Systems Forensics offers a new look into the actions of vehicle performance and driver interaction with the digital world inside of their vehicle. Vehicle infotainment and telematics systems store vast amounts of data such as recent destinations, SMS messages, call logs, favorite locations, contact lists, emails, pictures, audio, social media feeds, and, if equipped, the navigation history of everywhere the vehicle has been. Many systems can even store when and where a vehicle’s lights were turned on, when and where specific doors were opened and closed, when and where Bluetooth devices were disconnected (including the phone number of the Bluetooth device that was paired!), and odometer readings with date and time histories.
Seminar topics include:
  • An Introduction and Orientation into Vehicle Infotainment and Telematics System Forensics – What is this new technology?
  • Integration into Accident Reconstruction and Fraud Investigations – How this new technology changes the playing field and can help solve your case
  • Connecting to Vehicles to Mine the Data – How does this work?
  • Which vehicles store this data? Do all vehicles store the same amounts of data?
  • Case Studies – How Vehicle Infotainment & Telematic Data Solves Cases.
Dr. Mason is a Senior Engineer at ARCCA specializing in mechanical failures. He performs analyses of failed consumer and industrial products/equipment and machinery design/failure, as well as metallurgical laboratory analyses. He also conducts engineering evaluations and provides analyses and opinions on the fracture and fatigue of metals, plastics and welds. Dr. Mason has experience with medical devices and routinely conducts investigations of failed consumer medical devices, including fracture/fatigue crack analyses of orthopedic implants, plastics, and the complex interaction of materials with the human body.
Dr. Mason is a Licensed Professional Engineer in five states and is an Accident Investigator accredited in Crash Data Retrieval and Commercial Vehicle Event Data Recorders. He performs motor vehicle accident reconstructions and conducts passenger and commercial vehicle inspections, as well as site investigations to gather photographic evidence and document conditions.
Dr. Mason has a Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics from the California Institute of Technology and both a Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has also received a Professional Science Master’s Degree in Biology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Invite your associates, clients and experts to come along, and make your reservations now for what is sure to be an enlightening presentation.

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