Does my vehicle have an event data recorder?

Does Your Car Have an EDR? Almost all newer cars (an estimated 96%) come with an event data recorder installed. Your car’s manual will most likely state whether your model contains an EDR, though it may not provide much detail about the device.

What vehicles are equipped EDR?


  • 1997-2020 Detroit Diesel. 2000-2020 Mercedes Benz. 1997-2010 Caterpillar.
  • Alfa Romeo. 2015-2021 Alfa Romeo 4C. 2017-2021 Alfa Giulia.
  • Audi. 2019-2021 Audi A1.
  • Bentley. 2016-2021 Bentley Continental.
  • Do all vehicles have an EDR?

    Not all vehicles are equipped with EDRs. Most manufacturers have made the decision to install some EDR capabilities in their current vehicles. It is estimated that about 64% of the 2005 model year passenger vehicles have some EDR capability.

    How long is EDR data stored?

    four weeks
    Most will store their data for about three or four weeks, measured by how many ignition cycles the car goes through. After that, the data is written over by new data. EDR data can exonerate a driver who isn’t at fault for an accident and save them from increasing car insurance premiums.

    How do I know if my car has an EDR?

    First, you need to know if your car has an EDR. You will get this information from the owner’s manual. The device looks like a small box, the size of an iPod. It’s usually placed under the front row seats, most often under the driver’s seat or the central console, which is in between the front row seats.

    What triggers event data recorder?

    In modern diesel trucks, EDRs are triggered by electronically sensed problems in the engine (often called faults), or a sudden change in wheel speed. One or more of these conditions may occur because of an accident.

    Does an EDR record if the car is off?

    Can EDRs record if the vehicle is turned off? No. EDRs can only record when power is applied. Powering of the EDR requires that battery power is available and the ignition is in the “on” position.

    Do insurance companies look at EDR?

    Most insurance companies will act fast to get their hands on the EDR data of your car and that of the other vehicle/vehicles involved in the crash.

    What can an event data recorder tell you?

    Event data recorders track vehicle data such as speed, acceleration, braking, steering, and air-bag deployment before, during, and after a crash.

    How do I get rid of EDR?

    To uninstall Carbon Black EDR sensors, you can either use the Carbon Black EDR console or manually uninstall them on the endpoint.

    1. Uninstall Sensors through the Console.
    2. Uninstall Windows Sensors Directly on Endpoints.
    3. Uninstall macOS Sensors Directly on Endpoints.
    4. Uninstall Linux Sensors Directly on Endpoints.