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General Motors Corporation was one of the first auto manufacturers to install commercially downloadable event data
recorders in their vehicles. The GM family of vehicle includes: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer,
Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saab and Saturn. Click here to view a full coverage list.
On select models, coverage for General Motors vehicles extends all the way back to 1994. By 1998, almost all vehicle
manufactured by General Motors had some type of event data recorder (EDR) in it. And, in 1998 General Motors
began installing advanced EDRs that recorded parameters such as speed and brake use. Until 1998, accident
reconstruction experts could generally only download crash pulse information and diagnostic data.
By 2001, almost all vehicles manufactured by General Motors recorded speed, brake use, and other pre-crash data,
giving accident reconstructionists a means of identifying many causal factors that occurred well before the actual
collision. In 2002, General Motors EDRs became the basis for EDR technology being tested and accepted under the
Frye standard in Illinois. Today, most General Motors EDRs record 2 ½ or 5 seconds of pre crash data. General
Motors EDRs can also record data in deployment (airbag) or non-deployment (no airbag) crashes.
Event data recorders (EDRs) can be configured to record a variety of data including pre-crash speed, brake use, or
restraint and safety system performance. The majority of vehicle manufacturers have already made their crash data
available to the public*.
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* While the listed vehicles are already available for download, NHTSA has ruled that ALL vehicles manufactured after
September 1st, 2012, will have to make their crash data available to the public if the vehicle contains an event data
recorder. To learn more about NHTSA’s ruling, click here.
The second longest running family of vehicles available for download is manufactured by Ford Motor Corporation.
The Ford family of vehicles includes: Ford, Lincoln and Mercury. Click here to view a full coverage list.
On select models, coverage for Ford family vehicles extends back to 2001. In 2003, Ford began installing advanced
EDRs in their vehicles, capable of recording pre-crash parameters such as speed and brake use. Until 2003,
accident reconstructionists could only download crash pulse information and diagnostic data. However, once these
advanced Ford EDRs were installed, they were often capable of recording about 20 seconds of pre-crash data, as
well as 5 seconds of post-crash data, giving reconstruction experts a clear illustration of how the vehicle was being
operated before, during and after a crash sequence. Today, Ford vehicles can record anywhere from about 5 to 20
seconds of pre-crash data. The most modern vehicles can also record data in deployment (airbag) or
non-deployment (no airbag) crashes.
The third American auto manufacturer to make vehicles commercially available for download is Daimler Chrysler
Motor Corporation. The Chrysler family of vehicles includes: Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep. Click here to view a full
From the beginning of their coverage on select models in 2005, Daimler Chrysler vehicles recorded pre-crash data
such as speed and brake use. And, by 2008, almost all vehicles manufactured by Daimler Chrysler had advanced
EDRs installed in them. Today, most Daimler Chrysler vehicles record about 5 seconds of pre-crash data, sampling
the various parameters every 1/10th of a second, making them the best in the industry as far as resolution (sampling
rate) is concerned. The most modern Daimler Chrysler EDRs can give accident reconstruction experts data in
deployment (airbag) or non-deployment (no airbag) crashes.
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In June of 2011, Toyota became the next family of vehicles that could be downloaded by Bosch’s Crash Data Retrieval
Tool. Toyota family vehicles include Toyota, Lexus and Scion. The addition of Toyota family vehicles was a
substantial supplement to the number of vehicles that our accident reconstruction experts can access, as Toyota
annually accounts for about 15 – 22 percent of the new car sales for North America. Click here to view a full coverage
Toyota family vehicle coverage will go as far back as 2001 on many models and, in many cases, includes pre-crash
data, such as brake use, throttle application and speed for five seconds before impact. The most modern Toyota
family event data recorders can provide accident reconstructionists valuable data in deployment (airbag) or non-
deployment (no airbag) collisions.
In March of 2012, Honda released the information from its event data recorders to the public via Bosch's Crash Data
Retrieval Tool. Honda family vehicles include Honda and Acura. Coverage for these vehicles began with model year
2012. While only select vehicles were covered during the original release, Honda generally accounts for about 10
percent of the market share of vehicles sold in North America. Click here to view a full coverage list.
|Supported General Motors Family Vehicles
|Supported Ford Family Vehicles
|Supported Chrysler Family Vehicles
|Other Supported Vehicles:
|A select number of other vehicles, not
manufactured by the previous families, are also
available for download.
These vehicles include: Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Fiat,
Suzuki, Volvo and Sterling Trucks.
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|Supported Toyota Family Vehicles
|Supported Honda Family Vehicles
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In August of 2012, Bosch's Crash Data Retrieval System acquired access to the Nissan family of vehicles. Nissan
family vehicles include Nissan and Infinity. Nissan vehicle represent a substantial portion of the total vehicle sold in
North America (about a 7 % market share). These vehicles are compliant with the NHTSA part 563 requirements, and
can provide information about pre-impact speed and brake use for about 5 seconds before a collision. Click here to
view a full coverage list.
|Supported Nissan Family Vehicles
|In December of 2012, event data recorders from BMW family vehicles also became available. BMW family vehicles
include almost all 2013 model BMW cars and SUVs, as well as select Rolls Royce vehicles. BMW holds about 3% of
the market share for North America. BMW vehicles are configured to record multiple events, both deployment and
non-deployment, and can capture about 5 seconds of pre-crash data. Click here to view a full coverage list.
|Supported BMW Family Vehicles
|In September of 2012, Mazda released the data from its vehicles' event data recorders to be read by the Bosch Crash
Data Retrieval Tool. While Mazda account for only about 2 % of the market share for North America, this number still
represents over 250,000 vehicles sold in 2012. These vehicles can record multiple events, including pre-crash
speed and brake use before an accident. Click here to view a full coverage list.
|Supported Mazda Family Vehicles
In June of 2013, Mercedes Benz released the data from their event data recorders to be read by the Bosch Crash
Data Retrieval Tool.
Mercedes Benz generally accounts for less than 2% of the market share for North America, but they are advertised as
lavish, and therefore expensive, vehicles.
The EDRs from Mercedez Benz vehicles can record pre-crash data such as speed, brake use, and throttle percent,
consistent with NHTSA regulations.
In 2012, the provisions of Title 49 of (US) Code of
Federal Regulations, part 563 (49 CFR 563) took
effect. This NHTSA regulation required
manufacturers to provide a commercially
available tools capable of accessing and
retrieving the data stored in a vehicle’s Event Data
Recorder (EDR). The overwhelming majority of
vehicle manufacturers have obtained compliance
through a contract with Robert Bosch, producer of
the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval Tool.
However, in 2012, Hyundai Motor Company and
Kia Motors opted to use a tool(s) made by Global
Information Technology (GIT) in order to be “Part
563 compliant.” Since 2001, GIT has been the
Original Equipment (OE) supplier for diagnostic
tools for both Hyundai and Kia. When the GIT
produced EDR application(s) for Hyundai and Kia
were announced, the Hyundai kit became
available through GIT America’s Aftermarket
Support division and the Kia-specific system from
Snap-On Business Solutions.
Both Hyundai and Kia vehicles have the ability to
record crash data, to include longitudinal delta-v,
as well as pre-crash data, such as speed, brake
use, and throttle application, consistent with the
requirements of the part 563 ruling. Vehicle
coverage generally includes all Hyundai and Kia
models for 2013 and beyond (manufactured after
September 1st, 2012). Hyundai and Kia vehicles
account for about 9% of total car sales for North