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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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Announcement: AUDI Added Plus Another Volkswagen Cable!
CDR Software Release 14.0 and 14.0.1 Patch. Release Includes AUDI Coverage and a New Volkswagen ACM Cable
August 2014

We are very pleased to announce that AUDI vehicles have been added to the CDR Tool software coverage along with other OE updates. In addition, AUDI is supported in US and Canada! 

The Bosch CDR Tool will now support imaging EDR data of 2015 AUDI A3, A4, A5 Cabrio, A6, A7, A8, Q3 and Q5 vehicles through the Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC) and directly from the Airbag Control Module (ACM). Because AUDI is part of the Volkswagen Group, these new vehicles are supported with the existing VW ACM cables released last month (Cable ID 804 and 805)!  

We are also pleased to extend the promotional pricing for an additional month on the 804 and 805 ACM cables in addition to the NEW Volkswagen ACM 3 cable. Volkswagen/Audi ACM Cable Bundle now on sale until September 30, 2014, click here to purchase and details on the newest release from Bosch.

NOTE: since this promotion overlaps a previous promotion, uses previous released cables and also adds one new cable, we have priced the promotion accordingly. The new Volkswagen ACM 3 cable will be priced at $125.00 for the promotional period, or you can buy the Volkswagen/Audi ACM cable bundle for $375.00 (saving $75). Please visit the presale page for details and pricing.


CDR Interface Module Exchange Promotion

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CDR Tool Premium Kit Promotion - Save $899

Crash Data Group is pleased to offer a substantial discount on the Bosch CDR Tool Premium Kit. For a limited time, Crash Data Group will include a FREE 1-YEAR CDR SOFTWARE subscription with the purchase of a CDR Tool Premium Kit. This is a savings of $899.00!

If you are thinking about integrating CDR into your business or you are trying to purchase one for your department, now is the time. For more information click here...


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.


Video: Crash Data Retrieval and Evaluating Fraudulent Claims


NBC Nightly News Video on CDR. August 2013

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Inside the World of
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Currently Supported Vehicles

Buick/Chevrolet/Cadillac/GMC/Pontiac , Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, Chrysler/Fiat/Dodge/Ram/Jeep, Toyota/Lexus/Scion, Honda/Acura, Nissan/Infiniti, Suzuki, Mazda, Volvo, BMW/Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Volkswagen, and Audi.

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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