Cooper Barrette Consulting maintains the software and tools necessary to download EDR’s contained within light vehicles and EDR’s within heavy trucks. Team members are highly trained and specialize in proper EDR crash data preservation and interpretation and analysis of EDR data.
Event Data Recorders (EDR) have been contained within vehicles since the mid-1990’s. More vehicles became available for EDR downloading around 2012, and well over 90% of vehicles sold in the United States today have an EDR component installed within the vehicle. As technology enhances within vehicles, so does the amount of crash data available for downloading and analyzing.
Currently, vehicles available for EDR downloading include passenger cars and pickup trucks using tools such as the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval Tool (CDR), Hyundai and Kia EDR Tools or Tesla EDR Tool, as examples. Heavy vehicle Engine Control Modules (ECM) and radar and braking systems are also available for EDR downloading using specialized tools based upon engine manufacturer and vehicle systems.
The data recovered from Event Data Recorders varies by manufacturer and vehicle line. Many times, passenger vehicle EDR’s provide five seconds of pre-crash data – including vehicle speed, braking, throttle, steering, supplemental restraint usage, change in velocity data, etc., while heavy truck EDR data may encompass multiple minutes of pre-crash vehicle system information. Vehicle coverage changes multiple times per year, and some vehicles not listed also may have data that can be downloaded by other manufacturer sources.
Click here for a list of supported vehicles that may contain crash related Event Data Recorder data.