Accident Specialist has throughout the years always undertaken research and testing in the field, with an annual testing of equipment, regularly identified types of situations or incidents and crash types identified as being of interest.
Although the annual crash testing day was not intended to be an event on its own, this has developed to being an annual event of its own. The first session was held in 2007 and has been repeated with ongoing great success in 2008 (Two events), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2016.
The extent of the events, even in the original one day format, is a massive task to facilitate and is an extremely unique and specialised opportunity and therefore made accessible to Accident Specialist clients and other interested attendees.
The event allows attendees that may be interest in such issues as physical evidence identification on the road and or the vehicles, damage analysis, product analysis, materials analysis, occupant and vehicle kinematics, force and measured telemetry analysis, injury patterns, debris analysis and many other related factors that could be considered from such a session.
The 2014 event was a massively successful pilot event of a two day format event; the first day providing an academic day where subject matter specialist present lectures relating to the following day practical events. This session also being the first testing session of a fully remote controlled high speed crash test. This two day format being carried forward to future events.
The event has led to many key industry role players regularly partnering, attending and learning from the events. In order to maintain the event, the event remains open to any interested companies, institute or individuals wanting to partner or be involved in the event in some way.
In 2016, the event was formally identified as an event of its own standing, however under the umbrella of Accident Specialist. Likewise, that the event now widely recognised has attracted the interested of various other Africa countries was formally given the name Africa Investigation and Reconstruction Exhibition (AIRE).
AIRE is managed by Accident Specialist through the AIRE Facebook page (see below) and distributed through various media platforms and direct notification for each event build up.