Bosch CDR Software: Subscription OR Renewal

Bosch CDR Software: Subscription OR Renewal


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 NEW CDR 2 APPLICATION: Beginning with the July 2023 release of version 23.2, The NEW CDR 2 software application will be included with the software download. This new software platform uses the latest in software technology to support the latest security and software components, ensuring continual support of new vehicles throughout the world for years to come. The CDR 2 application will become the main platform moving forward as new vehicle coverage and features are added starting in 2023.

View the CDR Product Information PDF

CDR Software Subscriptions

Unleash all capabilities of the CDR software by purchasing a CDR software subscription. Once you become a subscriber, you will be sent an Activation Certificate each time a new release of CDR software becomes available during your subscription period.  The Activation Certificate is used to turn on all capabilities of the CDR software for each new version.

Bosch Part #: F00E900038 (NEW or RENEWAL)
Platform: Bosch CDR Tool
Market: North America

IMPORTANT! If you are an Automotive OEM, you have to purchase your Bosch CDR software directly from BOSCH. We are not authorized to sell or renew Bosch CDR software for Automotive OEMs. If you place an order on the Crash Data Group website, your order will be refunded less a 5% fee and you will be directed to Bosch for your CDR software.


  • CDR software subscription does not include CDR hardware release updates. All CDR hardware release updates need to be purchased separately.
  • Software Activation Note: Even though the CDR Software is an electronic version, the activation certificate is not delivered to your email inbox immediately. Each software activation certificate has to be processed in the Bosch License Management System AND the user has to complete the GDPR privacy requirements before the activation certificate can be emailed to the user. We typically can complete software subscription activations the same day (M-F 8:00 to 5:00 PM PST); however, it could take up to two business days. Software is not activated on weekends or holidays.
  • Software renewal eligibility: We can only process software renewals 60 days or less prior to your current expiration date.
  • Activation Certificates: Never install a new CDR software version unless you have already received the new activation certificate from Bosch. We cannot create an activation certificate for an older version of the software.

Current CDR Software Version: 23.2 includes CDR 2

About CDR Software Subscriptions

Each new release of the CDR software may include new capabilities and functions which enable you to access EDR data from the latest passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs. As the capabilities in supported vehicles evolve and grow, software changes to your CDR Tool may be required in order to enable communication with and translate crash data (EDR data) from these vehicles. Bosch will send out new releases of software and Activation Certificates to current CDR subscribers as these changes are implemented and made available on the Crash Data Group website.

CDR Software Reader Version 23.2 includes CDR 2

CDR software reader version enables users to view the hexadecimal data from the opened CDR file but not the actual CDR Report. It also allows access to the CDR Help File and Vehicle Lookup. A CDR Software subscription is required to get access to full functionality such as viewing CDR Reports, imaging EDR data, and printing/exporting data from CDR files.

Activation Certificates

When the CDR software is first installed on your computer, it is configured as a CDR File Reader and must be activated to get access to all CDR program capabilities. An activation certificate will be emailed to you when you purchase your CDR software subscription or renewal. Activation certificates will also be automatically emailed to you, if you have a current software subscription, when a new software version is released.

NOTE: Never install a new CDR software version unless you have already received the new activation certificate from Bosch. We cannot create an activation certificate for an older version of the software.