Christopher K Wilson Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Automotive Engineering and Telecommunications

Specialty Focus: Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Telematics, Navigation, Map, Vehicle Safety, Diagnostics, Crash Sensing, Transportation Systems, Vehicle Systems, Data Analytics, Intellectual Property, Fleet monitoring, Fleet management, Usage Based Insurance, Accident Reconstruction and causation.

Education: BA, Physics, Princeton University; PhD (sought) Physics, UC San Diego

Years in Practice: 7

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 6


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I have been providing testifying expert services for 7 years focusing on Intellectual Property and issues around sensor and data systems, primarily for vehicles. I have provided reports and testimony on IPRs, infringement and validity and accident causation. I have developed complex sensor and data analytics systems since 1980 with an emphasis on vehicle safety systems since 1992 and particular expertise in distributed systems and connected vehicle systems. I have in-vehicle technology expertise in the area of sensors (including maps, positioning, vision, radar, diagnostics and braking systems) and data processing (communications, data fusion, data analytics). I combine this with expertise on connecting vehicles with the infrastructure (cellular communications, DSRC, WiFi, security, cost models, probe data collection) and the transportation infrastructure itself (traffic models, traffic operations, ATIS, tolling, data analytics, GIS) to provide various transportation applications (navigation, Usage Based Insurance (UBI), roadway management, information services (ATIS, 511), collision notification and warning, remote diagnostics electronic horizons, stability control, mapping, situational awareness and Driver Assistance (ADAS)). I have been certified in software forensics, and have an Accident Reconstruction certificate from SAE. I have participated in, and led, the development of key telematics technologies working with major automakers (GM, Toyota, VW, Ford, Mercedes, BMW, Nissan) and suppliers, as well as federal and state government entities. Prior to joining the automotive industry I worked on various aerospace systems, including radar, reconnaissance, communications, artificial intelligence, and tracking systems, as well as software development. I present frequently and my work has appeared in multiple reference books. I am known for my ability to take complex subjects, explain them and excite my audience.