Neal Carter is a Professional Engineer and Principal Accident Reconstructionist at Explico Engineering. Previously, he co-founded Luminous Forensics in 2019, where he was the Vice President and Principal Engineer. Mr. Carter has expertise, experience, and training in accident reconstruction, with an emphasis in pedestrian accident reconstruction, forensic photography, and nighttime or low-light photographs and video. Mr. Carter has conducted testing involving vehicle dynamics and acceleration, nighttime visibility, on-vehicle data recorders, passenger vehicle braking, pedestrian impacts, and motorcycle dynamics, braking, and sliding deceleration. Mr. Carter also regularly publishes technical articles related to vehicular accident reconstruction. Mr. Carter has authored publications based on his testing that have been published by the Society of Automotive Engineers International Journal of Transportation Safety, in the Society of Automotive Engineers Technical Paper Series, in Collision: The International Compendium for Crash Research, in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering and in Electric Energy. Topics covered in these articles include vehicle damage analysis methods, vehicle deceleration analysis, event data recorders, simulation, motorcycle crash causation, video analysis, photogrammetry, the use of UAVs for accident reconstruction, motorcycle dynamics, and driver behavior.
Mr. Carter is currently an instructor for the Society of Automotive Engineers course, “Vehicle Crash Reconstruction: Principles and Technology.”