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The Bosch CDR Tool purpose is to "image" EDR data that may exist in certain passenger vehicles, light trucks and SUVs. The Bosch CDR Tool is not regulated; however, the data that is retrieved by the Bosch CDR Tool is. Bosch Automotive Service Solutions is the manufacturer of the Bosch CDR Tool and the developer of the CDR Software. Bosch is in contract and relies on the information provided by various automobile manufacturers to accurately retrieve the EDR data that may be recorded in supported vehicles.

In August 2006, NHTSA established a regulation that sets forth requirements for data elements, data capture and format, data retrieval, and data crash survivability for event data recorders (EDRs) installed in light vehicles. The requirements apply to light vehicles that are manufactured on or after September 1, 2012, and are equipped with EDRs. However, the regulation does not mandate the installation of EDRs in those vehicles.

Following are links to PDF documents regarding EDR regulation:

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)

How to CDR ACM benchtop download

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

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