Starting September 2012, automobile manufacturers will be required to comply with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) final rule (49 C.F.R 563) which requires manufacturers of cars and light trucks with vehicles that store Event Data Recorder (EDR) information in their ECUs during a crash to ensure that a commercially available tool is available to read out this information within 90 days of the first sale of a vehicle into the U.S. market.
Bosch’s Diagnostics Business Unit designed and manufactured a Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) tool used by police officers, accident reconstructionists and insurance companies to retrieve and translate EDR information from Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, Mazda and Toyota cars and light truck ECUs.
In preparation for meeting the 49 C.F.R 563 rule, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., American Honda Motor Co., Inc., and Robert Bosch LLC, Diagnostics Business Unit have entered into a license agreement to allow Bosch access to Honda EDR system information for the purpose of supporting Honda automobiles in the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval tool.
Bosch is the world leader in Event Data Recorder (EDR) record imaging technology. Since 2000, Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) products have been trusted internationally by law enforcement, crash researchers, auto manufacturers and government agencies to access EDR information on a wide range of passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs. Bosch is uniquely positioned to support government and industry alike in a wide range of efforts aimed toward improving traffic safety and EDR data standardization.
A CDR Tool Software Subscription allows the user to retrieve EDR records from General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Mazda and now Honda airbag control modules, General Motors rollover sensors and Ford Powertrain Control Modules (PCM) using the CDR tool hardware kit.
The software is available in a one-year subscription. A subscription purchase will allow the user to automatically receive all CDR System Software updates released during the subscription period. The CDR software can be downloaded from the Internet, and will include an installation program that allows users to install and run the CDR program on one PC.