Collision Research Investigations

As part of Transport Canada's Motor Vehicle Collision Research program, Collision Analysis is currently investigating collisions that meet any of the following criteria:

Investigation Criteria

  • Frontal collisions where restrained rear seat occupants sustained injuries disproportionate to front seat occupants.
  • Collisions where a curtain airbag deployed and there is suspicion of occupant head/neck interaction (usually rear seat on struck side of a frontal offset collision).
  • Narrow frontal offset collisions involving < 50% overlap with another vehicle or rigid object with airbag deployments.
  • Collisions involving any electric or hybrid vehicles.
  • Collisions involving compressed gas vehicles or hydrogen vehicles.
  • Collisions involving occupants restrained by inflatable seat belts.
  • Collisions involving children who sustained a moderate to severe injury (AIS > 1) in child restraints or booster seats.
  • Collisions involving a school bus or motor coach.
  • Side impact collisions with passengers in the impact zone; specifically interested in cases where there are head injuries and contact with child restraints.
  • Light duty vehicle collisions involving vulnerable road users.
  • Heavy freight vehicle collisions involving vulnerable road users where the vehicle was equipped with a side guard or supplemental vulnerable road user detection system.
  • Collisions or events involving vehicles with advanced crash avoidance systems including:
    • Blind spot monitoring that warned a driver too late or did not warn the driver
    • Rear view cameras that did not work or did not show the struck obstacle, cyclist or pedestrian
    • Lane keeping assist where the vehicle left the lane or road resulting in a collision; active lane changing systems issues
    • Automatic emergency braking systems
    • Adaptive cruise control systems
    • Auto parking features
    • Backup cross traffic warning systems
    • Autopilot: any type of crash involving a function of “autopilot” or advanced driving capabilities
    • Camera systems
    • Lighting systems: night time collisions with vehicles having automatic advanced lighting systems, LED matrixes, upcoming vehicle detection, or directional headlamps
    • Roll stability control equipped vehicle that did not prevent rollover
    • On-board user interface with evidence of distraction from in-vehicle systems (e.g., Android Auto, Apple CarPlay)

Please contact us regarding collisions that meet one of the above criteria. Investigations are conducted at no cost to you.