Bosch CDR 900 Vehicle Interface Module
Bosch CDR 900 Upgrade Kit
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The CDR 900 Upgrade Kit is essential for the coming support of new vehicle model years and EDR systems; including the addition of new OEM vehicle support and General Motors active safety system event data readout.
The CDR 900 module offers faster communication than the current CANplus, wireless connectivity, and is the new CDR hardware platform going forward. The CDR 900 is needed to support more demanding performance and communications protocols from today’s vehicle network systems.
You have the option of ordering just the CDR 900 Upgrade Kit ($3,800 USD) or the CDR 900 Upgrade Kit with the new custom carrying case ($4,000 USD). This new case is customized with foam trays that secure both the CDR 900 Interface module, the existing CDR CANplus module and all the DLC cables and adapters. In addition, there is a custom lid organizer and bottom storage tray.
CDR 900 Upgrade Kit
Bosch CDR 900 Upgrade Kit – Hardware Only
MSRP: $3,800 USD
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CDR 900 Upgrade Kit w/case
Bosch CDR 900 Upgrade Kit with Custom Case
MSRP: $4,000 USD
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CDR 900 Upgrade Kit
CDR 900 VCI
CDR 900 Vehicle Communications Interface device
CDR 900 Interface and Power Cable
This cable provides a connection between the CDR 900 and other accessory cables such as the D2M Legacy Cable Adapter, Direct-to-module cables and the OBD/DLC J1962 Cable. For direct-to-module imaging, this cable also switches 12V power on & off to the ECU being imaged.
CDR 900 10ft USB Cable
10 ft. Cable (USB-A to USB-B) used to connect CDR 900 to a PC.
CDR 900 OBD/DLC J1962 Cable
This is the OBD (On-Board Diagnostic Data)/DLC (Data Link Connector) cable used in conjunction with the CDR 900 interface and power cable. This cable plugs into a vehicle’s OBD connector and is used for imaging EDR data through a supported vehicle’s OBD/DLC connector.
CDR 900 Wireless 802.11n Module
This is a Wireless 802.11n Module for use with the CDR 900. CDR requires 2 of these modules to enable “Point-to-Point” wireless communications between a PC and the CDR 900.
CDR 900 D2ML, CDR Legacy Cable Adapter
This adapter is needed for connecting existing CDR direct-to-module cables to the CDR 900 interface and power cable. Although new CDR 900 direct-to-module CDR cables will not require this adapter, many existing legacy CDR cables will require this adapter as older vehicle’s support is migrated to the CDR 900 device.
CDR 900 Extension Cable
This is a 1 meter extension cable used to extend the reach of the CDR 900 during direct-to-module imaging.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Bosch CDR 900?
The Bosch CDR 900 is a high-performance Vehicle Communications Interface (VCI) device used to connect and communicate with many complex vehicle diagnostic networks through the OBD connector and communicate directly with vehicle electronic control modules (ECUs). When connected to a Windows-based personal computer running the Bosch CDR Tool software, the Bosch CDR 900 is used for retrieval of crash data stored in one or more vehicles ECUs such as airbag control modules and pedestrian protection ECUs. The Bosch CDR 900 employs the lastest technology for communications with vehicle networks supporting the latest vehicle communications protocols.
Will the CDR 900 replace the existing CDR CANplus Module?
No. When the Bosch CDR 900 is released, you will need BOTH the current CANplus Interface Module and the CDR 900 Interface Module.
You will need the existing CANplus Interface Module to image the current vehicle coverage list. You will need the CDR 900 Interface Module for most new model year vehicles and systems going forward AND any new auto manufacturers added.
In the future, Bosch will merge legacy vehicle coverage to the CDR 900. The timeframe for that is undetermined due to the complexity of migrating legacy data to a new platform. In the meantime, the Bosch CDR Tool user will need to own both the Bosch CDR 900 and the Bosch CDR CANplus Module to access the complete vehicle coverage listed in the CDR Help File.
Why is the Bosch CDR 900 needed?
The Bosch CDR CANplus Module technology has been around for 17+ years with a hardware refresh occurring 12 years ago. Although the current CDR CANplus Module continues to be a reliable interface for retrieval of EDR data, new technologies such as CAN FD, DoIP, faster communication speeds and new PC interface technologies to name a few, cannot be supported with the current hardware. To continue with the rapid evolution of EDR data collection, Bosch is moving forward with a new vehicle communications interface to handle these new technological demands. All new vehicle manufacturers added to the Bosch CDR platform will be exclusive to the CDR 900 platform.
Do I still need the CDR 500 FlexRay Adapter?
Yes. The Bosch CDR 500 FlexRay adapter is an “adapter” and not a vehicle interface module. Therfore, it is still required for communications with FlexRay ACMs on certain vehicles as specified in the CDR Help File. It is used by both the CANplus Interface module and the CDR 900.
Is my existing CDR Tool Kit now obsolete?
No. The CDR 900 is an upgrade kit. It includes a new vehicle communications interface and cables required for all new auto manufacturers added (Bosch is projecting two new manufacturers by the end of 2018!) and new vehicle systems.
You still need your current CDR Tool Kit to image legacy vehicles. Many of the vehicles currently listed in the CDR vehicle coverage list will still need to be imaged using the existing CDR CANplus interface module.
In July 2018 we will be combining the current CDR Tool Kit with the CDR 900 Upgrade Kit into what will be named, “The Bosch CDR Pro Tool Kit”. As you will see, the price is a combination of the current CDR Tool Kit plus the CDR 900 Upgrade Kit.
The CDR Help File will call-out which Vehicle Interface Module you will need for specific vehicles.
Crash Data Group is offering special Introductory Pricing on both the CDR 900 Upgrade Kit and the new Bosch CDR Pro Tool Kit for a limited time.
Will the existing D2M cables work with the CDR 900?
Yes. There is an adapter available allowing you to use your existing D2M cables with the CDR 900. This adapter is included in the CDR 900 Upgrade Kit.
Will I need a new CDR software subscription?
To use your new CDR 900, you will need CDR Software version 17.8 or newer. The Bosch CDR software will support both the current CANplus CDR interface and the CDR 900. As long as you maintain your CDR Software subscription, you will automatically receive the CDR 900 functionality.
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