HVE-CSI for Law Enforcement Accident Reconstruction
Human-Vehicle-Environment - Crash Site Investigator

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HVE-CSI for Law Enforcement HVE-CSI for Law Enforcement
Crash Reconstruction Software for Law Enforcement

HVE-CSI is a unique version of Engineering Dynamics Corporation's HVE highway safety research software that focuses directly on the needs of the law enforcement crash reconstructionist. HVE-CSI provides the fundamental reconstruction and simulation capabilities used to investigate a crash by including two well known reconstruction software tools, EDCRASH and EDSMAC. These tools have been extensively validated, and results have been presented and accepted in courts worldwide for over 20 years.

Following inspections of the vehicles and crash site, HVE-CSI is used to reconstruct the crash. The results of the reconstruction help to identify factors, such as excessive speed, loss of control and failure to obey traffic control devices. HVE-CSI creates extensive reports and simulation movies, allowing the reconstructionist to quickly complete an analysis, document their work and move to the next case. Its ease of use and extremely affordable price make HVE-CSI an attractive option for your entire crash reconstruction team.

>> Visit the HVE-CSI YouTube Channel for video demonstrations


HVE-CSI's user interface is a streamlined version of the fullĀ HVE user interface. It provides the user with quick access to only the parameters and options used by the two included physics programs, EDCRASH and EDSMAC. The program window design provides easy access to the Vehicle, Environment, Event and Playback Editors, the main menu, toolbar, data entry dialogs, event controllers and other time saving features.

Users quickly create vehicles and a scaled environment from an aerial photo, crash site drawing or other source. An overhead camera view with user-definable scale, pan and zoom control offers excellent visibility when setting-up and executing the event. Thumbwheels on the viewer (or a 3-button mouse) allow the user to drag or dolly the camera view. The camera can even be assigned to follow a vehicle's motion during a simulation.

When questions arise during their work, HVE-CSI users can access detailed User's Manuals directly within their installation. On-line assistance is also available via the " How Do I?... " link found on the EDC website. HVE-CSI users looking to further their skills can attend regularly scheduled EDC training courses or contact an HVE Training Partner for introductory and customized training courses.

HVE-CSI's ease-of-use and extremely affordable price mean the entire crash reconstruction team will be able to use the program, rather than limiting it to only a single team member. For more information about product capabilities, training or to request a demo CD of HVE-CSI, contact Crash Data Group Sales
at 800.280.7940 or sbaker@crashdatagroup.com.

Program Details

HVE-CSI has the following components:

  • Vehicle Editor - Users create and quickly modify a generic vehicle to match their actual vehicles. The Vehicle Wizard provides an excellent template for quickly assigning vehicle dimensions, weights and weight distribution. Additionally, the user can click on icons on the vehicle to change the color, crush stiffness values and tire friction and cornering properties.
  • Environment Editor - Aerial photos, crash site drawings and Google Earth maps are used as environment models. The user enters the dimensions of their scene and HVE-CSI automatically builds a scaled surface with their selected image. It's that easy!
  • Event Editor - Users set up their EDCRASH and EDSMAC runs by entering positions, velocities, driver controls and crush damage measurements. Efficiency tools, such as the Distance Tool, allow the user to quickly determine distances between vehicles, skidmarks, tire-tracks and other important reference points. Results of EDCRASH and EDSMAC calculations are displayed in the main viewer. Numeric results are presented in Key Results windows. The Event Controller allows the user to change inputs, reset the event, and quickly analyze alternative scenarios.
  • Playback Editor - Output reports documenting the user's work are available in the Playback Editor in several formats, including text reports, variable output spreadsheets and graphical vehicle trajectorys and damage profiles. AVI format video can also be produced directly from the Playback Window, providing movies of simulations that are easily incorporated into presentations.

HVE-CSI Screenshot

The screenshot above is from a reconstruction in HVE-CSI using EDCRASH to calculate impact speeds and the delta-V of an intersection crash between an SUV and a pickup. The impact and final rest positions of the vehicles have been input, along with drag at each wheel. Increases in tire friction due to tire blowout and damage to the axles of the target vehicle have been included.

HVE-CSI Special for Law Enforcement

HVE-CSI Special for Law Enforcement

HVE-CSI Pricing

Item Cost  
HVE-CSI Single User $950.00
HVE-CSI 5-User License $4000.00
HVE-CSI 10-User License $6500.00
EDKEY (each) $95.00

If you would like a custom quote or need to purchase with a P.O., please contact Crash Data Group.

Ordering Information

Crash Data Group
(800) 280-7940 x103
PO Box 892885
Temecula, CA 92589-2885

HVE-CSI Vehicle Editor
HVE-CSI Vehicle Editor screen shot

HVE-CSI Environment Editor
HVE-CSI Environment Editor screen shot

HVE-CSI Playback Editor
HVE-CSI Playback Editor screen shot

Crash Data Group is a licensed distributor for the HVE-CSI Software program.
Contact us toll free (800) 280-7940 x103