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The Crash Data Retrieval Tool

The CDR Tool is a commercially available tool, allowing you to image crash data directly from all supported vehicles giving you a detailed report of critical data parameters leading up to and during a crash. Some of the parameters include pre-crash data, vehicle speed, brake status, throttle position, ignition cycles, delta-V, seat belt status, and others.

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Release: CDR Software release 14.2 now available
November 2014

EDR read-out support for Toyota vehicles in Japan is now available!

Bosch has launched CDR Tool support for Toyota vehicles sold into the Japan market. Additionally, MY2015 vehicle support was added for many vehicles. Refer to the CDR Help File for more detailed coverage information.

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CDR500 FlexRay AdapterCDR 500 FlexRay Adapter and Accessory Cables

This new adapter will be called the Bosch CDR 500. The CDR 500 enables the CDR Tool to retrieve data directly from ECUs with a FlexRay communications network. This advanced technology is much different than traditional CAN or K-Line networks currently supported by the CDR Tool. This is an adapter to be used in conjunction with the current Bosch CDR Tool and will be needed for certain direct to ACM imaging.

The first application of the Bosch CDR 500 will be for select BMW and MINI vehicles sold in the USA and Canada. In the near future, the CDR 500 will be required for direct-to-model imaging on Audi and other OEM brands.

>> More information and pricing


Announcement: Daimler (Mercedes-Benz, smart) and BWM CDR ACM cables are now supported in Canada
September 2014

We are very pleased to announce that both Daimler and BMW have now announced vehicle coverage for the Canadian market. This includes the following ACM cables: F00K-108-796, F00K-108-797, F00K-108-798, F00K-108-800, F00K-108-801, and the newly released Cable ID# 809


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Currently Supported Vehicles

Buick/Chevrolet/Cadillac/GMC/Hummer/Oldsmobile/Pontiac/Saturn, Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, Chrysler/Fiat/Dodge/RAM/Jeep/SRT, Toyota/Lexus/Scion, Honda/Acura, Nissan/Infiniti, Suzuki, Mazda, Volvo, BMW/MINI/Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz/smart, Maserati, Volkswagen, and Audi

According to Polk data (the automotive data and marketing solutions leader) for 2014, over 46% of the passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks that are on the road (registered) in the US and Canada are supported with the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval Tool. Bosch is the only manufacturer that makes a multi-brand commercially available CDR Tool. Crash Data Group is the exclusive distributor for the CDR Tool in the USA and Canada. For a complete list of supported vehicles, you can download the current vehicle coverage list.

Purchasing the Bosch CDR Tool

If you are interested in purchasing the Bosch CDR Tool there are a couple options:

  • CDR Tool Premium: This is the complete CDR Tool with all available hardware and software for imaging vehicles included on the current "Vehicle Coverage List". More info.

  • CDR Tool DLC Base Kit: This is considered the "starter kit". It contains all the necessary hardware to image vehicles through the vehicle's diagnostic link connector (DLC). It DOES NOT include any cables or adapters required for imaging EDR data directly to the airbag control module (ACM), powertrain control module (PCM), or rollover sensor module (ROS). More info.

Sole Distributor for US and Canada

Crash Data Group is the sole distributor for the Bosch CDR product line in the United States and Canada. A sole source letter is available if needed to by pass the bid process when ordering.

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Crash Data Group is part of a focused and interrelated group of companies; each working closely with one another within the larger crash analysis community. Drawing on past work experience, business analysis and marketing, Crash Data Group has developed a unique synergy to service the various end users of the CDR Tool.

"Synergy is two or more things functioning together to produce a result not independently obtainable"

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