Originally Posted by GTNOS
there are not blacked out CIA helicopters with no FAA numbers tracking you, or satellites either...trust me, i work for the government. im here to help!:laughlitt
Yeah and dubya and friends are monitoring your phone and email so they can protect you.
It wasn't too long ago that the Soviet Union was helping their citizens in a similar fashion
But seriously, older Ford vehicles have what is called an EDR or Event Data Recorder.
Ford is slowly moving away from the Vetronix system. You can see this from the list below. List of all vehicles with an EDR on board.
Newer Ford vehicles use what's called a RCM or Restraint Control Module.
Since access to the data is exclusive to Ford it's difficult to compile a complete list of parameters monitored but I hear it's pretty extensive.
The RCM records from 5 seconds before an event upto and including the event
Here is a list of what may be monitored.
seat belt status
turn signal status
brake light status
head/tail light status
hazard light status
brake system status
stability control status
cruise control status
airbag deployment criteria
airbag deployment time
airbag deployment energy
time between airbag non-deploy and deploy event
ignition cycle count at investigation and event times.
Here are a couple of good links: Harris Technical Services Vetronix Crash Data Retreival System
05 White GT Premium 5 Sp. IUP, Active Alarm
BMR, C&L, Centerforce, Fidanza, FRPP, GI Joe, JBA, JDM Engineering, LPW, Saleen, SCT, Steeda, SOS
S/C 1.613 60'. 4.748 330', 7.332 @ 93.75mph 1/8th, 9.566 1000', 11.427 @ 119.92 1/4mile