Introduction

Automotive engineering is a branch of vehicle engineering that involves the design and manufacture of motorbikes, motor vehicles, trucks and their respective subparts. Several areas of study such as mechanical, electronic, software and safety systems are involved within this field.

Designing and manufacturing are continuous processes and experts in this field are accountable from the concept stage through to the end of production stage of the whole manufacturing process. Production, development and manufacturing are the three major components in this field and experts are trained to be proficient in all three areas.

Importantly, the specialists working in this field are accountable for risk and safety management which involves implementing safety systems in vehicles to safeguard against possible accidents or failures. They must also adhere to industry regulations and safety standards when designing and manufacturing machinery to ensure the highest levels of safety.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Experts in this field are often required in cases and insurance claims involving accidents that involve an automotive vehicle. The mechanical designs and automotive parts may be a major factor in the cause of such accidents and experts are experienced in using their knowledge to determine the cause of such accidents. They also often use methods such as accident reconstruction to determine the cause of accidents.

Sample Reports

For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.

Cost

The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
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Relevant Cases Bennett v Chequered Flag Motors Pty Ltd (Civil Claims) [2017] VCAT 1671

This matter involved a major engine failure in a car bought by the applicant. . An automotive engineer provided expert evidence regarding the engine and the cause of the failures.

Miljus V CSR Ltd [2010] NSWSC 569

When reversing a truck, the plaintiff lost the control of the vehicle due to a failure of the brakes. The vehicle toppled over onto its side and fell partly into a gully. An automotive engineer was required to determine the cause of the failure.

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Profiles of Experts in Engineering - Automotive

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID3450

Engineer – crash investigations, structural impact and stress engineering

ID3450 has over 25 years’ experience and is an expert in vehicle & structural crashworthiness, crash & incident investigations & reconstruction, human injury prevention, crash & laboratory testing, computer simulation of crashes, impacts & injury mechanisms, structural impact and stress engineering.


  • #ID11348

Forensic and safety engineer/road safety

ID11348 is a highly experienced and skilled expert in the fields of forensic and safety engineering, with over 25 years of experience in the field. The expert has provided litigation support and quality expert reports for hundreds of cases.


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