Dr Jeremy Daily
Synercon was founded in August 2013, by Dr. Jeremy Daily. Dr. Daily is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tulsa (TU) and a widely recognized expert in traffic crash reconstruction. At the request of numerous crash investigators and law enforcement agencies, Dr. Daily and his team of founders transitioned the technology developed at The University of Tulsa under a federal cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Justice. The technology extracts heavy vehicle crash data from the vehicle’s engine control module (ECM) in both a forensically sound and more efficient way than existing methods. Since the University could not sell products to meet demand, Dr. Daily was encouraged to start Synercon Technologies, LLC. With the help of Oklahoma incubator i2E and its Immersion Program, Synercon underwent a development stage to lay a strategic foundation for a high growth opportunity. Currently, Synercon is focusing on optimizing their technology and getting the technology into the hands of those in the field in order to achieve rapid adoption of their technology.
Shintaro Kaido is a co-founder at Synercon. Shintaro currently oversees new venture creation at Drexel University, one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Since joining Drexel in September 2014, Shintaro launched the $10 million early stage fund to invest in startups based on Drexel-developed technologies, started the Drexel Proof-of-Concept Accelerator and pivoted ic@3401 from a co-working space to the most desirable incubation space in Philadelphia with members raising $16 million in 2016 (the most in Philadelphia). Prior to Drexel, Shintaro made seed and A round investments for i2E, one of two venture development organizations recognized by name in the 2015 White House report “A Strategy for American Innovation” for its successful regional investment model.
Before becoming a serial entrepreneur and an early stage investor, Shintaro worked for IBM, Motorola and Cadence Design Systems over a 10-year period as front-end hardware design engineer. Highlight projects include IBM eClipz (enhanced core logic for POWER6) and Cisco METRO (powered Cisco’s CRS-1, the fastest carrier routing system in the world in 2004).
Shintaro resides in West Philadelphia with his wife Janet, two cats and eight bicycles. He also enjoys his involvement with Codesy as a co-founder, a marketplace for bugs in open source software. (www.codesy.io)
What Clients Say About Us
“We have been extremely happy with the Synercon Technologies line of products. We recently ran into a situation where DDEC Reports could not retrieve the crash data from an ECM and instead only produced generalized data. The Forensic Link Adapter was not only able to retrieve the data related to the crash in question, but a second unrelated Hard Brake event as well. The data was displayed in an easy to read format with an interactive graph as well as a data table displayed in 1 second increments. The FLA is very easy to use and has exceeded our expectations in allowing us to retrieve otherwise inaccessible data. Last, but certainly not least, to say the support offered by the Synercon Technologies team is exceptional would be an understatement. They are very knowledgeable and quick in responding to our inquiries. We are very satisfied with our Synercon Technologies system.”
“The Synercon Smart Sensor Simulators are not only a forensically sound way to download digital evidence from an Electronic Control Modules (ECM) they are also a time saving and safer way to collect this data from a wrecked heavy vehicle that has been involved in a crash.
In the days that follow the collision event occurs the Oregon State Police will either receive written consent or a Search Warrant to inspect the heavy truck. Once the authority to inspect the vehicle is established members of our Heavy Truck Reconstruction team will travel to the impound yard. Prior to dispatch the team will take with them appropriate Smart Sensor Simulator for the vehicles engine type. If the truck sensors are damaged or the electrical system cannot be brought back on-line the investigator can hook directly to the module, establish power and extract the data without overwriting fault code related snapshot data. This saves time since the module does not have to be removed while allowing the investigator to have a stable power source. This procedure also limits the officer’s exposure to injury from trying to remove the module from the cold side of the engine.”
“I highly recommend these devices as part of the tools needed for any collision reconstruction team.”
I like the device and I think it’s the way to go in terms of “write protecting” relating to admissibility, etc. amongst other features. I think it’s great technology, the Smart Sensor Simulators too, used as a “truck in the box” for downloading direct from module. I do think this equipment will be the way to go as we become more technologically thinking in our forensic analysis efforts. You’ll find Dr. Daily a wealth of information and extremely helpful and willing to share his knowledge and experiences. The next class at the University of Tulsa is a well worth opportunity if you or any of your constituents can make it. I’m happy and proud to be associated with this team.
All devices and software are developed and produced in the United States. Synercon Technologies is a sole source provider and a letter to that effect can be provided.