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Old 10-31-2007, 06:18 PM
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event data recorder

I did a search on here, but didnt find any posts about it anyways.

I was looking through the PDF version of our owners manual and I found this close to the end of it

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This vehicle is equipped with an Event Data Recorder
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to
record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations,
such as an air bag deployment or hitting a
road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding
how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR
is designed to record data related to vehicle
dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this
vehicle is designed to record such data as:
c How various systems in your vehicle were
operating;
c Whether or not the driver and passenger
safety belts were buckled/fastened;
c How far (if at all) the driver was depressing
the accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
c How fast the vehicle was traveling.
c Sounds are not recorded.
These data can help provide a better understanding
of the circumstances in which crashes and
injuries occur. NOTE: EDR data are recorded by
your vehicle only if a nontrivial crash situation
occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under
normal driving conditions and no personal data
(e.g. name, gender, age and crash location) are
recorded. However, other parties, such as law
enforcement, could combine the EDR data with
the type of personally identifying data routinely
acquired during a crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment
is required and access to the vehicle or the
EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer
and NISSAN dealer, other parties, such
as law enforcement, that have the special equipment,
can read the information if they have access
to the vehicle or the EDR. The EDR data
may be retrieved during routine vehicle servicing
or for special research. It might also be accessed
with the consent of the vehicle owner or lessee, in
response to a request by law enforcement, or as
otherwise required or permitted by law.
EVENT DATA RECORDERS
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All the new cars have this now.
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meh, i dont care.
let them know i flog my car.
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:53 PM
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Started with model year 2004 for all cars. Insurance companys weild a lot of power. they'll do anything to keep from having to pay a claim. The last paragraph indicates to me that the thing can be subpoenaed (sp?) in case law enforcement feels the need to put you away for awhile. Someday they'll have a satellite in space that'll read a computer chip in your car and issue you a speeding ticket, and/or shut your engine off if they think you are a threat. Watch for it. They already have the technology. California will have it first and then it'll filter over to the other 49 states with perhaps Texas as the last, lone holdout. Nevada doesn't care if you speed, they just want the money if you do. The cops here never get under 80 on the freeways. Safest place to drive here in Vegas is drafting your favorite NHP.
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Started with model year 2004 for all cars. Insurance companys weild a lot of power. they'll do anything to keep from having to pay a claim. The last paragraph indicates to me that the thing can be subpoenaed (sp?) in case law enforcement feels the need to put you away for awhile. Someday they'll have a satellite in space that'll read a computer chip in your car and issue you a speeding ticket, and/or shut your engine off if they think you are a threat. Watch for it. They already have the technology. California will have it first and then it'll filter over to the other 49 states with perhaps Texas as the last, lone holdout. Nevada doesn't care if you speed, they just want the money if you do. The cops here never get under 80 on the freeways. Safest place to drive here in Vegas is drafting your favorite NHP.
haha... could happen... you never know...

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All the new cars have this now.
yepp... its like the black box kind of thing for airplanes...
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meh, i dont care.
let them know i flog my car.

you will when an insurance company refuses a claim because you were flogging your car.
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you will when an insurance company refuses a claim because you were flogging your car.
weird... my car got totaled... and they didn't mention anything about it... cops... insurance... nobody...
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:17 AM
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My understanding is that the box only keeps data for about the last thirty seconds, and continuously. What this means is that if there ever is an accident, the thing will only give them about 30 sec. worth of info, such as terminal (sorry about use of that word; maybe final would be better) brake usage, throttle position at time of impact, etc. It's not going to record that you redlined your engine 2 months ago, or did 140 mph through a school zone 2 days ago. They are not built as a "fink" machine. At least not yet. Maybe someday; who knows?
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weird... my car got totaled... and they didn't mention anything about it... cops... insurance... nobody...
they arn't using it yet, but thats where it's heading.
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:02 AM
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i had a buddy with a 2000 something celica ( not sure exactly what year, one of the firsht year), but he blew his engine because he missed a shift, and they did not have a rev limiter, so he went for 4th and and his hand slipped and he hit like 3rd or something, but he took it to the dealer and they said " well why was your car at 9000 rpm right before catastrophic failure", so i guess they can use it that way too, they can see the last 30 seconds of car info leading up to a major engine failure, he just sucked at shifting though...and he blew a couple of those engines, so i'm not sure how good they were...or how bad he was
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Fact: some police departments do use these boxes. I have first hand experience...
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I know none of us like having someone watch us, and we don't like the thought of insurance companies using this to fux with rates, or not pay claims, etc/whatever.

Still though, the recording will take alot of the he-said vs he-said speculation bullshit out of the picture. In that sense, I'm all for it.

Recording all the time would be too far for me. Come on, who hasn't rode without a seat belt for a few blocks? As a user, I say I wear a belt 100% of the time, when technically it's more like 99%. If these things are recording all the time chances are the insurance companies would use that 1% against you (ie everyone). However, if I'm seriously hurt in an accident and I wasn't wearing my seat belt, then there should be less liability on the side of the insurance company. This box can help with that.
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as with all recording technology similar to the event data recorder...it can be used for good and bad purposes
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I know none of us like having someone watch us, and we don't like the thought of insurance companies using this to fux with rates, or not pay claims, etc/whatever.

Still though, the recording will take alot of the he-said vs he-said speculation bullshit out of the picture. In that sense, I'm all for it.

Recording all the time would be too far for me. Come on, who hasn't rode without a seat belt for a few blocks? As a user, I say I wear a belt 100% of the time, when technically it's more like 99%. If these things are recording all the time chances are the insurance companies would use that 1% against you (ie everyone). However, if I'm seriously hurt in an accident and I wasn't wearing my seat belt, then there should be less liability on the side of the insurance company. This box can help with that.
Not sure if I'd like it or not. What if the blasted thing records something that is misleading or proves to be misrepresented (speeding when you were passing instead of just speeding for example). I'd like to know exactly what it's recording without speculation. Is there any owner documentation that states this?
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i just read an article about these EDRs being in our cars and was wondering if anyone found ours and what it looks like...i want to disconnect mine
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