Using knowledge garnered over the past 30 years, the engineers at EI Consultants, LLC offer consulting services in product design and development. We currently provide consulting services to manufacturers in designing and developing suspensions, tires, control systems and vehicle architecture to improve ride, noise, vibration and handling for increased customer satisfaction and safety. We have worked --- and continue to work --- with the Arkansas Children's Hospital, and with the Consumer Product Safety Commission in reducing children's deaths and injuries through improved ATV and UTV designs.
Additionally, we offer complete vehicle and subsystem development for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, military and recreational vehicles, off-road and farm vehicles. Prototype development, fabrication and testing are available for framing, steering, suspension, drive train, ergonomics and body and plastics. Additional services available are suspension tuning and kit designs, design evaluation, drawings, and BOM’s. We can virtually test your product designs before manufacturing, compare design alternatives and optimize product design for manufacturability and cost reductions. With our engineer’s expertise, we can provide you with product renderings that are brochure-ready.
Stan Andrews leads the accident reconstruction team also known as F.I.R.S.T. of NWA. Mr. Andrews' area of expertise includes accident investigation and reconstruction, and agricultural systems. He has given presentations on the topics of safety engineering, human factors, accident reconstruction, heavy truck crashworthiness, restraint systems, and distracted driving related to texting and cell phone use. Mr. Andrews has provided expert testimony in over 100 depositions and he has testified in trial as an expert witness about the forensic findings of an accident.
Cord Guthrie, Forensic Engineer has been conducting comprehensive investigations into fire origin and cause for The Engineering Institute for the past ten years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in pre-med psychology with an emphasis in criminology and a Master’s degree in Forensic Science from George Washington University. Mr. Guthrie is licensed private investigator and a member of the (NAFI) National Association of Fire Investigators, the (NFPA) National Fire Protection Association; a (CFEI) Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a (CVFI) Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator and an Arkansas licensed private investigator. Mr. Guthrie is also professionally trained in accident reconstruction, he has conducted hundreds of investigations regarding automobile accidents (fire and non-fire related).View EI Consultants, LLC Expert Witness Profile
The role of an accident reconstructionist is to provide a forensic conclusion to the cause and events of an accident. Some accidents may involve passenger vehicles or consumer products, such as an ATV.
Many highway traffic accidents occur as a result of sudden tire failures. One particular kind of tire failure is called tread separation, and it can be especially dangerous in some circumstances. This kind of failure involves the outer steel belt layer of the tire peeling away violently, often without causing the tire to go flat.
Why is there statistically such a high number of rollover accidents and injuries involving UTV's and ATV's, such as the Yamaha Rhino and the Polaris Razor?