Secrets of the Black Box

Charlotte Regional Manager, Tim Cheek, MS, PE, and Professional Engineer, Matt DiSogra, MS, PE, were recently invited to give a presentation on event data recorder (EDR) topics at a well-respected, top-100 trucking fleet. The theme of their presentation was “Secrets of the Black Box.” Tim and Matt thoroughly covered the topics of:

  • Vehicle networks and electronic control modules (ECMs)
    • What are they?
    • What do they do?
  • EDRs in cars vs. trucks
    • What triggers data recording?
    • Where is the data stored?
    • How is the data stored?
  • EDR specific to the fleet’s trucks
    • What triggers data recording?
    • What data is available?
    • Where is the data stored?
  • Other potential sources of event data
  • How to interpret event data
  • Data preservation issues

The presentation was highly interactive and involved hands-on interaction with the fleet’s trucks.

DELTA |v| is a leader in the transportation industry, recognized for its expertise on EDRs. Our experts publish industry papers on EDRs, help develop EDR industry standards, have developed a HVEDR Training Manual, and host EDR trainings for the legal, insurance, and fleet communities. Our EDR educational events have been recognized by industry associations for their content and format. Feel free to contact us for more information about our EDR training services.


*DELTA |v| Forensic Engineering helps attorneys and their clients resolve motor vehicle matters with our engineering expertise.  We are known for handling high exposure, complex assignments with an engaging approach to clients.  DELTA |v| was born in Charlotte, NC and has worked across the United States and internationally.  Our motto is “Resolution through engineering.”