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The Crash Academy Vehicle Lab

Crash Academy at Crash Data Group

Southern California’s Premiere Training Facility

The Crash Academy is a new training facility located centrally between Los Angeles and San Diego in Temecula, California. The Crash Academy is a host facility where instructors can teach their curriculum. Typically, the courses offered are geared toward accident investigation and reconstruction. The Crash Academy also offers online classes and product demonstrations.

Upcoming Classes

Level 1:
CDR Tool Applications for the Insurance Professional

August 5-7, 2019 – Temecula, CA

Instructor: Rusty Haight, Collision Safety Institute
Cost: $450.00 per person
Class: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday-Wednesday)
Location: 42206 Remington Ave, Temecula, CA 92590

Course Description: A three-day course for the insurance and fleet management industry. The core course (Level 1) addresses the “how to use the CDR Tool” component with lecture and direct hands-on activities focusing on in-car data retrieval.  This is the first of two courses. This Level 1 course is the pre-requisite for Level 2.

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Level 2:
Crash Data Applications to Insurance Claims Investigations

September 16-18, 2019 – Temecula, CA

Instructor: Rusty Haight, Collision Safety Institute
Cost: $550.00 per person
Class: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday-Wednesday)
Location: 42206 Remington Ave, Temecula, CA 92590
Prerequisite: Level 1: CDR Tool Applications for the Insurance Professional

Course Description: A three-day course for the insurance and fleet management industry. Based on real claims files and associated crash data, this course gives those who already know how to get the data using retrieved data the advantage of being able to apply it in real-world scenarios toward a more efficient and effective claims decision.

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CDR Technician

October 7-8, 2019 – Temecula, CA

Instructor: Kent E. Boots & Thomas J. Potter, Kent E. Boots & Associates
Cost: $295.00 per person
Class: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday-Tuesday)
Location: 42206 Remington Ave, Temecula, CA 92590

Course Description: This two-day course is best suited for field investigators, insurance investigators & adjusters, or those involved in vehicle documentation and examinations.  The course offers the attendee insight into the basic operation and use of the Bosch Crash Data  Retrieval (CDR) Tool, as well as learn the latest software and basic imaging techniques.

The course will provide an understanding of the components of the CDR Tool, exposing the user to the basic functions of the hardware and software so that, at a minimum, the user can confidently image and preserve data from supported vehicles using the standard OBD II (DLC) port, or in some cases directly from the airbag control module (ACM).

The hands-on practical exercises allow the students to image data from various supported modules.  The student will receive individual or small group guided instruction in the following:

  • In vehicle DLC data imaging
  • Evaluating vehicle condition for data collection
  • Module location and identification
  • Direct-to-module data imaging
  • Practical booster and adaptor applications (ACM, PCM)
  • “Repowering” vehicles and airbag control modules to allow in vehicle DLC data imaging

This hands-on instruction and subsequent evaluation by a Trainer/Mentor completes the CDR Technician Level certification.  The CDR Technician course does not go into any analysis of the imaged data.  The course is the basis for, and a required prerequisite for, the CDR Data Analyst’s course.

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Advanced Troubleshooting & Vehicle Systems for the CDR Technician

October 9-11, 2019 – Temecula, CA

Instructor: Kent E. Boots & Thomas J. Potter, Kent E. Boots & Associates
Cost: $500.00 per person
Class: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Wednesday – Friday)
Location: 42206 Remington Ave, Temecula, CA 92590

Course Description: This three day course is intended for law enforcement crash investigators, insurance adjusters and others who  investigate and/or reconstruct crashes and need to be able to access and collect data from a vehicles Airbag Control Module (ACM) in difficult and complex situations.

This course provides the CDR Tool user with an advanced skill set to conduct DLC imaging in more difficult situations where other users might not be able to.  Attendees will learn to troubleshoot vehicle electrical systems as well as “connecting” to the vehicle when the DLC is damaged or not accessible.  The experienced CDR Tool user will gain a better understanding of the various vehicle system components that “provide” information to the ACM, their locations, as well as how to “test” them. 

Topics include:

  • Advanced data collection methods
  • Electrical Terms & conventions
  • Hands-on practical application on damaged vehicles
  • Making specialized cables and adapters
  • Obtaining, reading, and understanding diagnostic trouble codes
  • Reading and understanding electrical schematics and other vehicle service information
  • Relevant vehicle system sensors and components
  • Repowering vehicles and ACMs in complex situations
  • Using multi-meters and other test equipment
  • Vehicle electrical system troubleshooting

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Online Class

Online: How to Use the Bosch CDR Tool

Open Enrollment

Instructor: Crash Data Group
Cost: $149.00 p/person
Class: 4 hours; 14 day enrollment
Location: Online

Course Description: If you have purchased the Bosch CDR Tool or are thinking about it, this is the first course on your path to becoming a successful CDR Tool user. This course was developed to teach the CDR user the basics of the Bosch CDR Tool and how the operations work. This course will get you up and running and teach you the fundamentals for using this powerful tool.

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About the Crash Academy

Amenities

Classroom

  • Classroom style seating up to 18
  • WiFi and power provided
  • Direct-connect to LED monitor (no need for a projector)
  • May accomodate larger groups

Indoor, 3000-square/ft workshop

  • Crashed vehicles available for hands-on learning
  • Multiple bench-top stations
  • Currently to home to 6 crashed vehicles
  • Additional outdoor staging area

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Crash Data Group Inc

Helping you understand the crash

PO Box 892885
Temecula, CA 92589
Phone: (951) 252-9254
Toll Free: (800) 280-7940
Bosch Tech Support:
855-267-2483

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