The NHTSA's Crashworthiness Subcommittee of the Motor Vehicle Safety Research Advisory Committee ("MVSRAC") formed an Event Data Recorder
Working Group in 1998 to "understand the status of EDR technology; understand the needs for crash data; [and] review privacy issues.
Along with an event data recorder
with GPS and a passenger compartment voice recorder, the process of investigating, solving, and possibly prosecuting vehicle accidents just might be able to move into the 21st century.
Between 65% and 90% of new cars and light trucks will be equipped with event data recorders
in the next few years.
Event data recorders
are now being de signed into many other products to aid in diagnosing problems that may arise with usage of the given product.
Driven by a lack of the uniform scientific crash data needed to make vehicle and highway transportation safer and reduce fatalities, the IEEE has created IEEE 1616(TM), the first universal standard for motor vehicle event data recorders
(MVEDR) much like those that monitor crashes on aircraft and trains.
Event data recorders
(EDR) are electronic devices that capture crash data in the seconds before, during, and after a crash.
EDR InSight is a comprehensive, Web-based service that offers claims professionals the first and only solution to facilitate the use of Event Data Recorder
information in the claims evaluation process.
The automobile event data recorder
, or black box, is present on many makes and models of vehicles on the road today.
HindSight 20/20 software works in conjunction with the DriveCam video event data recorder
to identify high-risk driving habits and reduce the frequency and severity of collisions.
DriveCam Video Systems, a developer of fleet safety technology, today announced that it has been issued a third patent for technology related to its DriveCam video event data recorder
Injury Sciences LLC announces the launch of its Event Data Recorder
(EDR) Web Portal: A solution that assists automobile insurers in harvesting automotive "black box" or EDR data.
The complete Driving Feedback System includes the DriveCam video event data recorder
, HindSight 20/20 software for managing and evaluating driving events, a manager's guide, driver guide and instructional videotape.