Passenger vehicles today are equipped with specific components designed to control safety systems. These components are commonly referred to as airbag control modules. They contain a recording element known as event data recorders (EDR) and are sometimes thought of as the "black box" of cars. These systems record data in the moments before and during a crash. Some vehicles even record images during an event in addition to collision data.
An infotainment system is the interface between the occupants of vehicle and the entertainment, comfort, and communication systems within the vehicle. These systems include cell phone pairing, USB, WiFi and Bluetooth connections, digital storage devices, and audio/video entertainment. These systems may capture data at any point the vehicle is in use. This data can be valuable for criminal and crash investigations as well as civil claims.
Collision Reconstruction Services has the ability to retrieve and analyze the data from the EDR and infotainment systems contained in many passenger vehicles. This data can provide valuable information about what occurred during the use of the vehicle, during the accident, and seconds prior to crash events.
Commercial motor vehicles, meaning semi-trucks, etc., are equipped with engines, braking systems, transmissions, and other modules which may contain digital data in collision events. The data from commercial vehicles is sometimes referred to as Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorder (HVEDR). The data in commercial motor vehicles can come from many different modules and sources within the vehicle and therefore requires additional equipment and training to acquire the digital data stored in the modules. Collision Reconstruction Services has the necessary tools and expertise to retrieve and analyze the data retrieved from commercial motor vehicles.
What vehicles can Collision Reconstruction Services provide help with? It all depends on what type of vehicle is involved. Contact us today for a free consultation.
These vehicles can include:
Collision Reconstruction Services can determine if the vehicles involved in your case have data and how best to retrieve the data.
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