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The hotel group rate block is not available through their web site but, if you missed that, we may be able to get the hotel to open up a few more rooms. Contact us for details.

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EDR User’s Summit Presenters

The EDR User’s Summit 2024 has shaped up as there are now 14 speakers confirmed on a variety of topics including Bosch Tool Update, GM data update, active safety systems, Toyota Tech Stream applications, Hyundai and Kia EDR applications, understanding Tesla CAN bus data, illustrative case problems and more. Speakers currently scheduled include...

Bill Rose

Bill Rose from Bosch will present in this longstanding feature of the EDR User's Summit™, this is an in-depth overview of what's new and what may be coming soon to the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval tool. Will there be new system coverage? What is going on with the possible GUI revision? How will changes in the CDR Tool process impact how I use the tool in the field? Attendees can expect this and more!

Shanon Burgess

This timely and thorough presentation is an examination of the various types of data that can be extracted from smartphones, including location (GPS and speed) information, call logs, text messages, app usage, device activity, and sensor data followed by an examination of direct connection to mobile device use and date/time stamped EDR data such as that found in the GM FCM or ASCM systems.

Don Floyd

An in-depth look from Don Floys, GM's Global CDR Tool and Vehicle Data Expert, at what's new to GM systems including PedPro systems and data. Don brings his years of experience at GM with EDR systems to provide an overview of the latest GM systems including the SDM50 and Pedestrian Protection (PedPro) data as well as a peek into where GM data is headed.

Russ Casella

As a long-time Toyota in-house trainer heavily involved in Techstream and Vehicle Control History, Russ will be sharing his wealth of information on the best ways to access and use VCH data.

Tommy Beetham

GM Active Safety Control Module (ASCM) data and Front (Forward) Camera Module (FCM) data is an emerging and exciting technology in the "EDR world." Tommy Beetham is the GM ADAS Data Technical Specialist who brings a wealth of information based on his background and experience to explain how to interpret and more efficiently analyze ASCM and FCM data.

Don Phillips

Working with Nissan crash data and something doesn't "look right..." the delta-V polarity seems backwards, data elements are marked "clipped" but the sensors must be able to measure more than the data shows. This presentation will look at documented methods of identifying where Nissan data polarity is reported backwards and what "CLP" really means - and doesn't mean.

Charles Getz

Heavy Vehicle EDRs are continuously evolving. This presentation will cover the latest developments in the HVEDR world. Topics will include the newly released systems in Detroit Diesel, Paccar, Mack, and Volvo. Electric truck data will also be discussed.

W. R. Rusty Haight

What do terms in Tesla CAN Bus data sets really mean? What is the range for the parameters? Will the CAN bus data elements be the same across all Tesla models? How does one get CAN bus data in the first place? These aspects and more of the increasingly common Tesla CAN data isn't well understood or documented. This presentation looks to change that.

Chris Medwell

A case study where Pre-Crash "Speed, Vehicle Indicated" was misreported by 50% and how the author was able to identify and create a test method for that anomaly and then where that error was corrected in the CDR Tool Software.

Wes Vandiver

Vehicle data useful to crash investigators can go beyond the traditional evidence found in airbag control modules. This presentation on Vehicle System Forensics will discuss the acquisition of data elements such as vehicle speeds, historical locations, connected devices, events, and system configurations that can be acquired from modern vehicles.

Tim Reust

Tim's presentation will focus on Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) Testing and the results of over 65 instrumented tests conducted to trigger the Pre-Collision System resulting in PCS, Sudden Braking History and ABS Operation records.  Tests were conducted at speeds between 25 to 70 mph.

Jason Chilson

Jason will explore case studies looking at GM’s Frontview Camera Module
(FCM) data and photos in practical application real-world scenarios and
then associate that analysis with testing examples. His practical
approach will go hand-in-hand with the other active safety systems
presentations and offer a different perspective on the data and its

Ramon Homan

Presenting a unique look at Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures and data sets captured by state traffic control authorities which might augment EDR data.

Shawn Gyorke

Shawn is arguably the most well known go-to source for everything related to Hyundai and Kia EDR data and will share a bit about changes to the system and interesting data sets as seen in real-world applications.

Summit Hotel

The hotel group block availability has closed.
If you are registered for the Summit but don't have a room reserved, contact us and we'll see what we can do to get the hotel to extend the availability.

The special Summit Attendee rate was available only at: this link
It was valid for the group rate of $109/night and must be used for the
best rate for the period during and around the Summit.
The official EDR User's Summit hotel is the Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental

Address : 15700 John F Kennedy Blvd, Houston, TX 7703
Phone : +1 281-442-5100


How do I register for the EDR User’s Summit™ ?

As registration opens at the Collision Publishing website, those looking to sign-up for the upcoming EDR User’s Summit (February 5-7, 2024) can select the registration and discount they qualify for and insure their spot at the 2024 Summit.

Is there a conference fee discount for registration at the EDR User’s Summit?

Yes, as registration opens at the Collision Publishing website, different levels of discounts from the full conference registration price are available including an “early bird” discount, a discount for those who attended the 2020 EDR User’s Summit, and a discount for subscribers of Collision Magazine.

Where will the EDR User’s Summit be held?

Because of the potential for inclement weather in various parts of the US and in the interest of finding a major airline hub, the EDR User’s Summit will be held again near the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.

The EDR User’s Summit was first held at the Sheraton North Houston from 2006 through 2013. Scheduling being what it was, the Summit moved to a different venue in 2014 but we’re happy to be back at the renovated Sheraton North Houston for 2024. A special Summit Attendee rate code EDR24 has been posted and must be used for the best rate for the period during and around the Summit. There is a hotel link on the Collision Publishing website with more information about the conference venue hotel.

Do I have to stay at the conference hotel?

No, and unlike the last hotel venue, there are more hotel opportunities and restaurants near the Sheraton at Intercontinental Airport. That said, past attendees valued (a) being close to the airport for travel expenses and (b) convenience to the conference venue as important factors in the location of the conference. Many police agencies and some companies are reluctant to allow for car rental or expensive ground transportation for their employees attending a conference.

As such, staying near the selected hub airport remains a primary consideration. Staying at the Sheraton means you’re an elevator ride to and from your room to the conference meeting room while a number of restaurants are either walking distance or a short ride share away.

What will the topics be at the EDR User’s Summit?

It’s too early to post the final list of topics for the next Summit, however, some topics which have been set include Toyota Techstream data from a 35-year employee at Toyota, Tesla CAN Bus data interpretation and, Tesla CAN Bus data limitations and ranges, case problems based on crashes where EDR data played a major role in understanding the crash, and more. As topics and titles are finalized, they’ll be posted here at the Collision Publishing website.

Who are the speakers at the EDR User’s Summit?

As with the topics for the upcoming Summit, it’s too early to post the final list of speakers. As speakers and their presentation titles are finalized, they’ll be posted here at the Collision Publishing website.

Is the EDR User’s Summit approved for ACTAR CEUs?

As in the past, the EDR User’s Summit schedule will be submitted to ACTAR for CEU pre-approval but since it’s too early to post the final list of topics for the next Summit, it’s too early to see about CEUs. We believe the CEU sign in will follow the i-Attend Self Check-In process ACTAR uses and is as identified at here.

Will there be a Train-The-Trainer course with the EDR User’s Summit?

Yes, the Collision Safety Institute CDR Tool Technician Train-The-Trainer program will be offered on 4 February, 2024 at the conference Hotel from 8am to 5pm.

Those who qualify for the course will receive the CDR Technician Train-The-Trainer program which includes the Bosch CDR Tool Technician course, the Tesla EDR Technician Course, and the Hyundai and Kia EDR Tool Technician Course, handouts, instructor PowerPoint, instructor notes, exams, exam keys and additional handout material for the Trainer to distribute to those attending their course. The course is then licensed to the instructor for 2 years.

Are travel, meals and lodging covered for those attending the EDR User’s Summit?

Travel, ground transportation, and lodging are the responsibility of those attending the Summit. During the Summit, breakfast (3 days) and lunch (2 days) will be provided at the Summit venue. Evening meals are “on your own” for attendees at the restaurant in the hotel, across the street, or a short ride share away.

Is there a cancellation policy for the EDR User’s Summit?

Yes, you can review the EDR User’s Summit Terms of Service here.