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Event Data Recorders (EDRs) In Australia: A New Source of Crash Data

Doecke, S

New Technologies in Road Safety

ARSC conference 2017

In recent years Event Data Recorders (EDRs) have allowed public access to pre and post-crash data from some Australian vehicles. The Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) began to download EDR data from vehicles in 2014 as part of its ongoing in-depth crash investigation activities. This extended abstract describes the data provided by the 15 EDR downloads to date. EDR data provides pre and post-crash information on a range of variables that are useful for road safety research. These include, but are not limited to: travel speed, impact speed, belt use and brake use.