Event Data Recorders

This book contains 28 landmark papers, providing a comprehensive look at event data recorder (EDR) technology for cars, light trucks, and heavy vehicles. By collecting EDR data, vehicle safety trends can be established, providing car companies, researchers, and regulators with science-based methods to better understand vehicle crashes.

In addition to classic and cutting-edge papers, the book features insightful materials on the new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Final Rule on Event Data Recorders (49 CFR, Part 563), including the rule itself, a summary, and the response to petitions for reconsideration.

Topics covered include:

  • Passenger vehicle EDRs
  • EDR data accuracy
  • Accident reconstruction and EDRs
  • EDR standards and regulations
  • Commercial vehicle EDRs
  • EDR safety research on biomechanics and occupant protection
  • EDR safety research on human factors and crash causation
  • EDRs in race cars
  • EDRs and automated collision notification

    The research papers selected for this compendium include 11 SAE technical papers (see link below), plus papers or reports from these organizations or events: International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles; Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference; International Symposium on Transportation Recorders; International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Impact; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress; Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine; FISITA World Automotive Congress; Transportation Research Board; and Stapp Car Crash Conference.

    Event Data Recorders: A Decade of Innovation is an essential reference guide for EDR engineers, accident reconstruction specialists, EDR suppliers, occupant restraint suppliers, impact biomechanics researchers, human factors specialists, and law enforcement personnel.

  • Published:
    • 2008-04-01
    • Published by SAE International with a Product Code of PT-139, ISBN of 978-0-7680-2066-3, and 488 pages in a hardbound binding. 11 Papers   See List
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