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Event Data Recorder (EDR) capabilities have become increasingly important in automobile insurance claim investigations because EDRs store potentially important data proven by many insurance carriers to be useful in evaluating auto losses. The EDR is a function of the vehicle supplemental restraint system (SRS). When certain conditions are met, the EDR may record data associated with sudden changes in direction and/or rotation (i.e. a collision). With over 150 million registered vehicles supported, Bosch CDR Tool has become indispensable for the auto insurance industry.

There is nothing to install; the event data recorder (EDR) functionality is already a part of most production vehicles today. Simply attach the correct CDR cable to the vehicle and retrieve an image of the vehicle crash data directly to your computer, then print or electronically attach a PDF of the report to the claim file. The Bosch Crash Data Retrieval Tool currently supports over 15 auto manufacturer lines.

EDR data may aid claim investigation and adjustment by providing unbiased information about the loss such as:

  • What was the vehicle speed leading up to the impact?
  • Was the vehicle accelerating, slowing, or braking seconds before impact?
  • Where occupant(s) were seated and were they belted?
  • Order of impacts during an in-line, multi-vehicle collision?
  • Was the operator steering left or right leading up to the impact?
  • What was the severity of the impact (measured in delta-V)?
  • Was the vehicle moving or stopped prior to impact?
  • Was a vehicle truly damaged while parked and unattended?

While the information obtained using the CDR Tool can be calculated using traditional accident reconstruction methods, those calculations sometimes rely on subjective witness statements, police reports and other potentially unreliable information. EDR data has been proven reliable, objective, and unbiased.

Benefits of using the Bosch CDR Tool:

  • Better case evaluation
  • Identification of fraudulent claims
  • Liability evaluation
  • Better settlement decisions
  • Expedited claims cycles
  • Efficient operation support
  • Confidence in other evidence
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The Bosch Crash Data Retrieval System is a proven tool that allows those investigating vehicle crashes the opportunity to image crucial crash data parameters from a vehicle that has been in a crash. This crash data, which is stored in the vehicles airbag control module, may be used to make informed decisions about the crash based on the crash data "imaged" from the vehicle in question.

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CDR video of fraudulent accident claims

VIDEO: Crash Data Retrieval in Evaluating Fraudulent Claims (Time 13:18)

DLC imaging of a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado

VIDEO: DLC Imaging of 2006 Chevrolet Silverado (Time 3:40)

How to CDR ACM benchtop download

VIDEO: How to: Direct-to-module Imaging, benchtop method (Time 5:19)

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