Collisiondata has the technology and know-how to image accident data from your Commercial Vehicle as well.
When in doubt, preserve the data.
A majority of Collisiondata's downloads are "just in case". One never knows when a lawsuit will arise and claims of evidence spoliation will follow because the accident data was not preserved. With commercial engines, data can be lost if the truck is moved or even if the the engine is started. So when you have an accident, secure the keys and give us a call. We will get your data preserved and truck back into service as soon as possible.
Downloading Commercial Vehicles is not for the faint of heart.
Unlike Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicle imaging can be difficult to complete correctly and the electronic data can be easily spoiled. Data for commercial vehicles is stored in the engine ECM(s) and related systems and each manufacturer has their own way to store and recover accident related data. It takes time and effort to stay up on the latest software and techniques used for each of these engines, so it's important to make sure the company imaging your truck is up to date on the latest methods. For each commercial download, our technicians and engineers will work as a team to ensure all available data is retrieved and no data is lost.
Which Commercial Vehicles contain EDR data?
Unlike Passenger Vehicles, the availability of Commercial Vehicle Event Data Recorder (EDR) data is not determined by the truck manufacturer, but instead the engine manufacturer. We are able to obtain EDR data from Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, International, Mercedes-Benz, PACCAR, and some Volvo engines. These engines can be found in trucks produced by various manufacturers including Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Sterling, Volvo, Western Star, and more. We are also able to obtain useful accident related data from the various Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) found on Commercial Vehicles including Bendix and Meritor WABCO systems.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) found on most Commercial Vehicles can report vehicle speed, accelerator/throttle usage, engine RPM, brake application, clutch status, cruise control operation, electronic log books, and more. Depending on the ECM, there may be up to 1 minute and 44 seconds of data before a triggering event and 15 seconds after, in at least 1 second intervals.