What's the CRS? | Moditech.com

What's the CRS?

In the automotive industry new developments and technologies are evolving quickly. The use of high-strength steel, additional reinforcements and numerous safety restraint systems in modern vehicles provide excellent protection of the occupants during a crash. Due to all these built-in safety systems the occupant survival rates during traffic accidents has increased significantly. Also, vehicles are more and more equipped with alternative propulsion systems, making them environmental friendly due to their low emission. 

After the crash however, all these new technologies present new safety hazards and challenges to the emergency services when responding to the incident and extricate occupants trapped in the vehicle. Not only the safety restraint systems, like airbags and seatbelt pretensioner, but also the environmental friendly propulsion systems present new safety risks. What does a first responder need to know when such a vehicle is involved in an accident? What exactly are the challenges and hazards that such vehicles present? What do rescue workers need to now to respond safely and efficiently, but most important, what knowledge is irrelevant and overkill? It is the mission of Moditech Rescue Solutions B.V. to provide the relevant tools and knowledge required to effectively respond to today’s traffic accidents around the world. 

The solution: the Crash Recovery System to know what's inside!

Using this vehicle information system at the scene of an accident, emergency responders can easily access all rescue relevant information about the vehicle. Moditech Rescue Solutions B.V. offers first responders the missing link in emergency response: digital vehicle information available on all mobile computer platforms like Windows, iOS and Android.

When a vehicle is selected, an interactive and model-specific top- and side view graphic is displayed on the screen. In the interactive datasheet all relative components and safety systems are clickable for more information, such as:

  • Airbags 
  • Stored gas inflators (location: head airbags) 
  • Belt pretensioners 
  • Reinforcements
  • Rollbar-security 
  • Battery  
  • SRS control units 
  • Crash sensors 
  • Seat Occupancy Sensor 
  • Fuel tank 
  • Special truck and bus components, such as the suspension of the chassis or the seat adjustment 
  • Alternative propulsion, such as fuel cells, battery pack, fuel tank and associated deactivation procedures

In the graphic display, component information and deactivation procedures for hybrid vehicles are easily accessible by clicking on the component of choice in the diagram. With this unique functionality, the Crash Recovery System® ensures an effective and safe extrication process and supports first responders in choosing the best and safest methods.

Crash Recovery System screenshot BMW i8
This is a vehicle graphic of the BMW i8


Benefits of the Crash Recovery System

Quick and easy to operate

  • Vehicle selection manually or automatically after entering the license plate number or VIN (automated vehicle selection only in certain countries.)
  • Consistent and easy to understand technical information about all rescue relevant vehicle components are shown on the screen.
  • Clearly organized graphics show the exact location of all components that can have an influence on the emergency response.
  • Detailed background information, deactivation procedures and images of components are displayed after just a couple of clicks.

Saves valuable time

  • No time is wasted scanning the vehicle for the locations of potentially dangerous components.
  • Deactivation instructions enable quick elimination of all possible hazards.
  • The decision how to extricate the patient can also be based on the vehicle equipment.
  • Emergency responders can focus on their main objective: extrication of occupant.

Increases safety

  • Information about locations and deactivation procedures of potentially dangerous components makes it possible to work safely. Lower risk for emergency responders and vehicle occupants.
  • Can be used on all incidents involving automobiles (e.g. vehicle accidents, vehiclefires).

Complete and up to date

  • Databases contain all mass-production vehicles equipped with (optional) airbags.
  • Databases for Europe, North America and Europe (United Kingdom) are available, totally more than 7400 vehicle models with more than 30000 variants.
  • European databases also contain heavy trucks and buses.
  • Always up to date. Updates for Software and Databases can be easily downloaded from the internet. Updates at least available once a month.


  • Software can run on virtually every modern windows PC, specially developed for use on Tablet PCs (Windows, Android, Apple) with touch screen.
  • Low system requirements: can also be used on older PCs.


  • Multiplatform as a result of which the software is available on hardware to choice of the customer.
  • Available in 19 different languages.
  • Special solutions for specific user requirements (control room, vehicle fleets) are available.


This CRS graphic show the Hyundai Nexo on a tablet PC (iPad).


Languages and databases

The Crash Recovery System includes 19 different languages, which can easily be changed.

- Arabic
- Croatian
- Czech
- Danish
- Dutch
- English
- Finnish
- French
- German
- Hebrew
- Hungarian
- Italian
- Norwegian
- Polish
- Portuguese
- Russian
- Slovenian
- Spanish
- Swedish

The Crash Recovery System is currently available with databases for four different regions of the world. These databases contain all mass-production vehicles that are available in the specific market with at least one (optional) airbag. 

  • Europe (left-hand-drive)
    All mass-production vehicles, vans, trucks with at least one optional airbag or alternative propulsion system. The database also contains mass-production busses and coaches. 
  • United Kingdom (Europe, right-hand-drive)
    All mass-production vehicles, vans, trucks with at least one optional airbag or alternative propulsion system. The database also contains massproduction busses and coaches. 
  • North America
    All mass-production vehicles and vans with at least one (optional) airbag sold in North America (USA, Canada). 
  • Australasia (Pacific)
    All mass-production vehicles and vans with at least one (optional) airbag sold in the Australasian region (Australia, New Zealand etc.).

MAN truck CRS graphic (European database) 

BYD K7U bus is also in the CRS database (Europe).