On-Board Data Retrieval
When CED is retained in a vehicular investigation our clients rely on our VCG engineers to determine the cause of the accident using state-of-the-art technology. In the late 1970s the automobile industry utilized electronic control modules to control and monitor numerous vehicle systems. These modules have had a secondary function to record data in an Event Data Recorder (EDR) that would permit engineers to refine the control functions of the modules. As control module technology has progressed, so has the secondary EDR function. Today, through the advancement of technology and standards, CED engineers using Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) technology have the capability to download and view statistics and events prior to an accident on certain vehicle models.
These images can be vital as they can give the engineers data for such events as:
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