Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting

Ribbon-cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Grand Opening of VEAR Inc. at new Homewood Location

VEAR, Inc. is pleased to announce they will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its recently renovated 8,000 sq. ft. offices and laboratory facility.

“We’re happy to introduce this state of the art space to both the local community and to our clients who will benefit from the improvements.” said Raymond Thompson, PhD, CEO and Owner of the firms.  “The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Vista and VEAR marks the launch of a new phase for both businesses.”

The Homewood Chamber of Commerce will facilitate the 4pm ribbon-cutting and Hoover Chamber Representatives will assist in congratulating these Innovation Depot graduates.  The laboratory features a scanning electron microscope and other equipment that places it among the premier metallurgy labs in the Southeast.

“We’re delighted to invite the public to see how much we’ve done to improve the building.  Homewood is now home to an engineering laboratory that stands where warehouse space used to be.  Many upgrades were made to surfaces, HVAC, communications and the electrical to bring it to the standards required for an engineering laboratory.” Said Dustin Nolen, PE.

The public is invited to tour the facilities and meet the staff at 130 Citation Ct., in Homewood on February 25th between 2pm-7pm with the ribbon-cutting at 4pm.

Let us know you’re coming with your RSVP here.


3D-WRECS Revolution


VEAR is constantly pushing the boundaries of 3D technology in the accident reconstruction space.  Utilizing billions of points of data, engineering expertise, precision pointcloud CAD Mesh 3D modeling, and Adobe’s 3D interactive PDF technology, 3D-WRECS was born.

3D Watertight Replicated Engineered Crash Scene allows anyone to receive a relatively small file – emailable size – open it on their computer, and manipulate a very detailed and precisely accurate 3D model of a crashed vehicle.  Before now, only a link to a video of a spinning model could be emailed.  Now, as someone studying a case, you can tilt, rotate, and examine the crashed vehicle at your own pace and deliver the best possible council to your client.

Take a peek here to get an idea about what this offers, and please give us a call to hear more about how it can help your next crash case!

Vear Attends CDR Summit 2015

2015 cdr summit for site

Mr. Johnson attended the 2015 CDR Summit in Houston Texas. Topics included GM ignition switch issues, “resetting” modules with deployment events, Toyota trigger writing order, case law, reconstruction examples and input from automotive manufacturers and Bosch.

Vear is committed to staying up to date on the technology and advances in crash data retrieval. Attending industry conferences like “The Summit” is just one of the ways we do that!

Bosch FlexRay Adapter

Industry Reacts to New Bosch FlexRay Adapter

Are Accident Reconstruction firms ready for data transfer speeds up to 10 times faster?

Rest assured VEAR is! Consumers of accident reconstruction services should insist on firms who keep up to date on the most cutting edge technology available and invest accordingly.

In the data heavy field of accident reconstruction, progress in technology is inevitable. Sometimes this progress comes in the form of new equipment. In October, Bosch announced a new tool, the CDR 500 FlexRay Adapter. This technology is already in production in BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce vehicles. It will be required for direct to module imaging!

Change comes at a price, and in this case, the price can be as much as $12,000 per year. Aside from the adapter, expenses mount as cables and subscriptions are added to the tab. The cost of the upgrade can range from uncomfortable to prohibitive, especially for firms who need multiple units. Accident reconstruction companies that cannot or choose not to purchase the upgrade will hire out or subcontract that portion of the work. Effects of this process will reduce profitability of those jobs and extend the timeframe required to acquire the data needed to prepare their case for the client.

Ideas for alternate solutions to equipment upgrades in the past have included utilizing association affiliations to co-op purchases and rentals. As the trajectory of data and technology improvements continues to force expensive upgrades more frequently, some alternative to a single provider selling to an exclusive use consumer may be on the horizon.

Until then, consumers of accident reconstruction services should seek firms who can act quickly and independently. Firms who keep up to date on the most cutting edge technology available and invest accordingly.

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Vear’s Sprinter

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In July of 2012, Vear bought a high top, long wheelbase Freightliner Sprinter van due to the ever increasing amount of equipment we carry on a regular basis. Over the next 2 years, (while amassing nearly 70,000 miles) we have tailored it to carry all of our CDR cables, heavy truck engine bench cables, air supply for brake inspections along with tool boxes, and a hydraulic jack. It also houses our Faro scanner and Sokkia total station. It has a Kenwood GPS receiver and backup camera, and GPS fleet monitoring from US Fleet Tracking. AC electrical needs are provided by a Tripp Lite 2000 watt RV inverter. The van is also equipped with LED strobe lights front and rear. Vear’s Sprinter seats 5 and is always ready to go!