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This Final Regulatory Evaluation (FRE) analyzes the potential impacts of the final rulefor voluntarily installed Event Data Recorders (EDRs) in light vehicles.
An EDR is adevice or function in a vehicle that records a vehicle’s dynamic, time-series data justprior to or during a crash, intended for retrieval after the crash.
The final rule requires voluntarily installed EDRs in vehicles with a gross vehicle weightrating (GVWR) of 3,855 kilograms (8,500 pounds) or less to:a.
Record 15 essential data elements,b.
Record up to 30 additional data elements if the vehicle is equipped to record theseelements,c.
Record these data elements in a standardized format, with specifications forrange, accuracy, resolution, sampling rate, recording duration, and filter class,d.
Function after full-scale vehicle crash tests specified in FMVSS Nos. 208 and214, ande.
Have the capacity to record two events in a multi-event crash.In addition, the final rule requires vehicle manufacturers to make a retrieval tool for theEDR information commercially available. The rule also requires vehicle manufacturersto include a standardized statement in the owner’s manual indicating that the vehicle isequipped with an EDR and describing its purposes.