EDRís are factory installed by some auto manufactures but owners of these vehicles are usually unaware that such a thing exists. In the case of an accident, the Police and our beloved Insurance Companies down load information form the EDR to determine the vehicles speed and other available data to reconstruct the accident, determine liability and for finger pointing purposes. Yes, this knife cuts both ways. It can save your buttocks too. The point is to determine if our Tacoís have them and what can be done to prevent authorities from obtaining this information without the owners consent. The other points of interest are;
1) Can it be disconnected and what are the implications and/or disadvantages.
2) Can the data be wiped quickly so it cannot be used to prosecute its owner?
3) Are there laws governing EDR and/or its removal.
4) Etc EtcÖÖ.