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Black Box articles:

Now Available: Tesla “Black Box” EDR Downloads

Kodsi Forensic Engineering is pleased to announce that we have expanded our provision of Event Data Recorder Tools again.  We can now download data from the airbag control modules of Tesla vehicles.  The Tesla modules record essentially the same “15 standard elements”... read more

Present and Future Applications of the “Black Box”

Since access to automotive “black box” data first became available in the early 1990s, they have increasingly become a gold mine of information for insurers and investigators alike. What we colloquially refer to as a “black box” in an automobile is officially known as... read more

To deploy or not to deploy? That is the question…

We are often asked to explain why the airbags did or didn’t deploy in a particular collision. Many people have a misconception that airbags will or should “go off” if the vehicle was travelling faster than a certain speed. But travel speed is not a key factor for... read more

Black Box Lunch and Learn Video Highlights

Kodsi Forensic Engineering’s Technical Director, Shady Attalla, P.Eng., brought participants up to speed on “black box” (EDR) basics, the latest advancements, and the EDRs of the future as the “safety brains” of driverless cars at yesterday’s Lunch & Learn.... read more

“Black Box” Quick Info Sheet

Need a refresher on vehicle “black box” basics? Check out our handy one-page summary on automotive black boxes on our website. You can view or download a PDF copy to share with your colleagues, or print a copy and keep one at your desk. View and Download... read more

Was the Black Box wrong? A Case Study

The “black box” is often regarded as the Holy Grail of evidence when investigating a crash. But is the black box always right? The following case study demonstrates the importance of examining black box data with an underlying knowledge of its limitations, and always... read more

Commercial Vehicle Hacking: The New Hacking Frontier?

Reports about vehicle hacking have become more common in recent months, but while consumers worry about their own vehicles being targeted, the owners and insurers of commercial vehicles may actually have the most to lose. Why are commercial vehicles especially at... read more

The Volatility of Black Box Data

In our last newsletter (winter 2015), we wrote about the importance of preserving black box data early in the claims process. The reason it is so critical to obtain black box data as soon as possible is because in some vehicles the data can be erased over time,... read more

The Evolution of the “Black Box”

The Event Data Recorder (EDR) or “black box” provides our experts with a powerful tool, allowing us to reconstruct the events of a collision in greater detail, with higher accuracy, and with more precision than ever before. These black box modules began appearing in... read more

Cheap Insurance for Insurers

Have you ever found yourself wishing you had that important piece of scene evidence or the black box data from a vehicle which is no longer available?  The evidence related to a claim becomes vulnerable right after the incident happens, and without proactively making... read more

When Do Airbags Deploy?

Now there’s a tricky question. There is no single answer as to when an airbag should or should not deploy. Nor is there a magic collision speed that sets off airbags. Certainly not all types of crashes will result in airbag deployment, and airbags may not necessarily... read more
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