Speedychuck wrote: davidv111 wrote:
HammyUK wrote:If you really believe that the police investigation teams don't have access to technology equal and greater than that of the service centre then you really should hand your keys over and sit on the special bus with your bump cap on.
Your car records EVERYTHING whether you want it to or not.
They can, will and have prosecuted drivers after interrogating the ECU's of crashed vehicles.
If the OP wants to be a total f*ckwit on the road then he can jog on and do so - just stay the hell away from anywhere near where me, my friends and family are because he won't like the consequences when he gets it wrong.
Which he will.
Exactly this. About a year or so there was a crash that involved a Range Rover in a 30mph limit, it hit a family and wiped them out, the police were able to tell that at the moment of the crash the ecu was recording 73mph - they can find what ever they want
Some of this is true I'm sure. Some cars record a snapshot when the airbags are deployed. I seem to remember I could pull it up in my old S3 using VAGcom. Whether they record everything in normal driving conditions is another matter. There's a lot of data there and I simply don't think the car would be able to store it.
Think about how much information is stored on your phone.
Then think about how small a microsSD card is.
Then think about how big an ECU is and how big the processing chips are and the processing power it has in comparison to your phone.
Then think again about just how much information it can store.
I've sat in the workshop at Broadcut whilst they "officially" wiped all the programming from my 330D M-Tech I bought from Hants Police.
They could go back over 30days to any point and see throttle position, speed, gear, etc, etc , etc.
That was a 54 plate.
I've been asked if I want the ECU "looking" at on the M135 to make sure its "ok
F21 135i pre-lci, AW, 3dr, CR, HK and an ever increasing toy list