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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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Volkswagen ACM Cable BundleAnnouncement: Volkwagen Added!
CDR Patch 13.0.1 Released Includes Volkswagen Coverage and New ACM Cables
July 2014

We are very pleased to announce that Volkswagen vehicles have been added to the CDR Tool software coverage.  Bosch has released a software patch containing coverage for select 2015 Volkswagen vehicles sold in USA.

The Bosch CDR Tool will support imaging EDR data of 2015 Volkswagen vehicles through the Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC) and directly from the Airbag Control Module (ACM).  New Bosch CDR cables will be required to image a vehicle directly at the ACM.

Volkswagen ACM Cable Bundle now on sale until August 29, 2014, click here to purchase and details on the newest release from Bosch.

Announcement: CDR Software Version 13.0 Released
July 2014

Bosch continues to provide updates with new coverage for new models and model years and this release
is no exception! - Click here for details on the newest release.

Technical Service Bulletin - April 22, 2014

On some PCs, after the installation of the update from CDR version 12.2 or 12.2.1 to CDR version
12.3, CDR displays an error message when trying to run the CDR program (see figure 1 below
for example of the error message). The error indicates there are corrupt or missing files that
have an extension of “.esdr3” causing CDR to close. The number of “.esdr3” files reported in the
error message varies.

Download the Bulletin || Download the .BAT file to fix the issue (.zip must extract)

CDR BMW Cable 798Announcement: New BWM 3 ACM Cable

Now available is a new Bosch CDR ACM cable for BMW. This new BMW cable supports direct-to-module imaging of model year 2015 BMW X1 and Z4 vehicles. This is a US only supported ACM cable.

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Announcement: Bosch, Audi Sign ‘Event Data Recorder’ Agreement

March 13, 2014—Audi AG and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions have entered into a licensing agreement to allow Bosch access to Audi Event Data Recorder (EDR) system information.

EDR access will be used to communicate with Audi passenger vehicles via the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) tool, used to analyze and understand vehicle behavior before and during crashes.

“Adding Audi vehicles to our list of supported vehicle manufacturers further expands our support to the government, the automotive industry and the other related industries that rely on EDR information.” said Bernd Heppner, vice president of Bosch Automotive Service Solutions. - read article

The actual release date has not yet been disclosed.

Video: Crash Data Retrieval and Evaluating Fraudulent Claims

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Currently Supported Vehicles

General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Fiat, Toyota/Lexus/Scion, Honda/Acura, Nissan/Infiniti, Suzuki, Mazda, Volvo, BMW/Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Benz.

According to Polk data (the automotive data and marketing solutions leader) for 2011, over 40% of the passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks that are on the road and registered are supported with the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval Tool. Bosch is the only manufacturer that makes a commercially available CDR Tool and Crash Data Group is the exclusive distributor in the USA and a reseller for Bosch 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 diagnositc 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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