Experts in Vehicle Engineering and Specialist Vehicle Evaluation

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Experience, Expertise and Professionalism

PD Automotive Consulting Managing Director, Michael Peck, is an established motor vehicle engineer, a highly consistent and proven vehicle test driver and vehicle limit handling expert, an advanced road death investigator and a commended vehicle forensics expert witness.  Having headed up investigations into many high profile cases, including aircraft crashes, a major rail disaster and Original Equipment vehicle component testing, he is widely acknowledged for his resourcefulness and for his robust levels of experience and technical expertise. 

Michael’s professional development has been supported by world leading vehicle dynamics experts Damien Hartey and Professor Robin Sharpe and other established motor industry organisations such as ProDrive Engineering, Michelin, RAC Bosch and Subaru (UK) where Michael was a retained professional driver.  Throughout his career, Michael has worked in various capacities with leading vehicle manufacturers including Ford, Renault, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Subaru and Volvo. 

Michael has, for many years, been involved in the evaluation and development of Police vehicles, some of which have been amongst the most technically advanced in the world.  He has designed and directed the specialised conversion of several of the most successful high performance Roads Policing vehicles ever put into service including the Ford Escort RS Cosworth, Subaru Impreza ProDrive, Subaru Impreza STi 8, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ360 and Lexus ISF. 

An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and an approved Driving Standards Agency trainer, Michael has been active in delivering advanced road and motorsports driver development for more than fifteen years.  He has a history of involvement with motorsports and holds a particular interest in the human interactions between man and machines and his comprehensive understanding of driver attitudes, behaviours and human factors, is invaluable in ensuring that he is able to apply balance and objectivity to his work.  He has a vocational commitment to improving the standards of pre procurement evaluation and testing for emergency vehicles and to minimising the risks associated with their operation.  His experience and expertise in vehicle limit handling and loss of control scenarios has been employed in a number of post incident investigations that have focused upon examining the legal compliance and operational use of Police vehicles following serious incidents.      

PD Automotive Consulting is the UK’s only commercial company who independently provide such highly specialised ‘broad spectrum’ vehicle evaluation services.  Our associates and staff are established experts within their chosen field of work and have proven track records in working within the Public and Private Sectors and with Legal Advocates and the Courts Service. 

Through our commitment to continuing professional development and by employing sound methodologies and processes that are supported by the latest technology, our clients can be confident that our verified reports are accurate, robust and are able to withstand the most rigorous of academic, legal and technical scrutiny.


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