2020 Defender


The vehicle is equipped with an Event Data Recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record data in certain circumstances that will assist in understanding how a vehicle's systems performed. Such circumstances are crash or near crash-like situations e.g. an airbag deployment or hitting a road obstacle. The EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record such data as:

  • How various systems in the vehicle were operating.

  • Whether or not the driver and passenger seat belts were buckled or fastened.

  • How far, if at all, the driver was pressing the accelerator and/or the brake pedal.

  • How fast the vehicle was travelling.

The collected data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.


EDR data are recorded by the vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation occurs. No data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving conditions. No personal data, e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location, are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation.

To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the EDR.

South Korea only:

Please be advised that this vehicle incorporates an Event Data Recorder (EDR).

An EDR stores driving information at the moment of accident (driving speed, application of brake pedal and accelerator control etc.), and enables to confirm the information stored.

EDR information helps understanding the circumstances of accident more clearly.