Robert S. Kinder, Jr., MS

DJS Associates, Inc.
1603 Old York Road
Abington , PA 19001
Office: 215-659-2010

Introduction

Robert Kinder graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and from Drexel University with a Master of Science in Engineering Technology. He has over a decade of experience in automotive and motorcycle repair and modification. Completed vehicle projects include performance tuning, component fabrication, and electrical and mechanical troubleshooting. He has inspected numerous vehicles involved in collisions and incidents of mechanical failure.

Robert has received extensive training in the retrieval and interpretation of electronic vehicle data. He is a certified Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician and Analyst and certified by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to access and interpret heavy vehicle event data recorders. He has also attended Berla iVe Vehicle System Forensics training enabling him to image data, such as cell phone or GPS generated data, from infotainment and telematic systems located within passenger vehicles. He can collect a variety of electronic data from vehicles that allow for a determination of how an incident occurred. He has given numerous presentations on topics related to accident investigation and reconstruction and has also been published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Robert is an accomplished motorcycle enthusiast with experience in custom motorcycle design, modification, and fabrication. He has advanced motorcycle riding skills both on and off-road and is a certified Rider Coach for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). Robert utilizes his mechanical background as well as techniques learned while gaining his Pennsylvania Safety Inspection Mechanic license for motorcycles, passenger vehicles, and trucks over 17,000 pounds, to investigate and analyze the various mechanical and electrical vehicle systems as they relate to failures, defects, and collisions. In addition to mechanical training and education, he has successfully completed both Traffic Crash Investigation and Traffic Crash Reconstruction courses at Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. Robert is also certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a licensed Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) remote pilot.


Areas of Expertise

  • 3D Laser Scanning
  • Accident Investigation
  • All Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
  • Automobile Mechanical & Body Repair
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Black Box/Data Recorder
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Drones
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Failure Analysis
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Lighting & Illumination
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Motorcycles
  • Safety
  • Safety Engineering
  • Seat Belts & Air Bags
  • Tractors
  • Transportation Engineering
  • UTV (Utility Vehicles, Side by Sides)

Expert Background

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Motorcycle Collisions
Motorcycle Safety
Motorcycle Operation
Pedestrian/Bicycle Impact
Brake Efficiency
Mechanical Defects
Mechanical Failures
Motor Vehicle Recall Investigation
ATV, UTV, Motorcycle Incidents
Vehicle Rollovers
Heavy Vehicle EDR
Passenger Vehicle EDR
Infotainment and Telematic Data Exctraction
GPS Devices
Onboard Camera Data
Vehicle Defects
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: 3D Laser Scanning
EDR and ACM Download (event data extraction and analysis)
Infotainment Download
3D Engineering Animations/2D Exhibits
Site and Vehicle Inspections
Forensic Evidence Storage
24/7 Rapid Response

References

Available Upon Request