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Retrieve the "crash data" stored in the vehicle after a crash to assist your reconstruction.

Event Data Recorder (EDR) capabilities have become increasingly important in accident investigations because they store potentially important data that may be very useful in evaluating car crashes. EDR is a function of the vehicle's airbag control module (ACM). When certain conditions are met, the ACM may record data associated with sudden changes in direction and/or rotation (i.e. a crash).

While the information obtained using the CDR Tool can be calculated using traditional accident reconstruction methods, the calculations may rely on witness statements, police reports and other evidence that may or may not be completely accurate. The EDR data is factual and unbiased.

Due to recent high-profile cases where CDR data has not only been admitted but was directly linked to the verdict, many defense and plaintiff attorneys are obtaining court orders and demanding the crash data from the vehicle.

There are currently hundreds of private practice accident reconstructionists using the Bosch CDR Tool to obtain valuable crash data during their investigation/reconstruction. With over 150 million registered vehicles supported, this has become an indispensable tool for the practicing accident reconstructionist. In fact, many attorneys look specifically for accident reconstructionists who also offers CDR expertise.

Benefits of using the Bosch CDR Tool:

  • Obtain pre-crash data from the vehicle(s)
    • vehicle speed
    • delta-V
    • brake status
    • seat belt status
    • throttle position
    • steering
  • Proven track record of admissibility at trial
  • Validate witness statements
  • Validate opinions / assumptions
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The Bosch Crash Data Retrieval System is a proven tool that allows accident reconstructionists 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.

There is nothing to install, the event data recorder (EDR) functionality is already in most production vehicles today. Simply attach the correct CDR cable and image the vehicles crash data directly to your computer, then print a PDF version of the report. The Bosch Crash Data Retrieval System currently supports over 15 auto manufacturer lines.

Information Video

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)

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

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