Jeffrey T. dinges M.E., P.E.
Mr. Dinges specializes in crash reconstruction for motor vehicle systems; design, development, evaluation, and testing of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) including fully autonomous vehicle systems; vehicle dynamics; evaluation, testing, and analysis of mechanical systems; and evaluation, testing, and analysis of tire systems.
Mr. Dinges’ experience includes vehicle design, development, evaluation, and testing for passenger car, light truck, off-road, and military applications. He has designed, developed, and evaluated chassis systems including suspension, steering, and stability control systems. His tire experience includes the development and evaluation of many North American Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket tires for on and off-road applications. His autonomous vehicle experience includes the design, development, manufacturing, and testing of a level-5 on and off-road vehicle for the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Dinges has performed accident reconstruction analyses since 2006 including collisions and rollovers for passenger cars, light trucks, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, and off-road vehicles. He has conducted numerous vehicle crash tests including vehicle-to-barrier, vehicle-to-vehicle, and sled tests to evaluate overall vehicle motion, response, and crashworthiness. His vehicle level testing experience includes the evaluation of vehicle performance before, during, and after the disablement of various steering components, suspension components, and tires. He has performed numerous automobile and motorcycle performance tests including evaluations of brake systems, chassis systems, stability control systems, and advanced driver assistance systems. Mr. Dinges routinely images data from commercial vehicle, passenger car, light truck, and motorcycle electronic data modules.
Mr. Dinges earned his Bachelor of Engineering in 2000 in mechanical engineering at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, and a Master of Engineering in 2004 in automotive engineering at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition to his formal engineering training, and including his graduate research, he has over twenty-three years of automotive engineering experience. His area of specialization for his advanced degree was vehicle dynamics. He is a registered professional engineer in the States of Florida and Texas. He is an accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist (ACTAR), an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and an active member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE).