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Where can I find the Canadian Vehicle Specifications?

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:06 pm
by Chris G
April 2018: We copied this from our Registrants ONLY site since of general interest:

Q: Where can i find the Canadian Vehicle Specs Database?
A: The Canadian Vehicle Specifications (CVS) consists of a database of original vehicle dimensions, used primarily in collision investigation and reconstruction, combined with a search engine. The database is compiled annually by the Collision Investigation and Research Division of Transport Canada.
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WE SIMPLY POST THE LATEST UPDATE TO THIS 1ST THREAD:
  • April 2018: Latest version on CARSP website:2018.1
  • NOTE: The link changed! For convenience we will also post up a local link on our website:
    • Copy of CVS database on McHenry Software Site: CVS 2018.1
  • Canadian Vehicle Specifications
    • The Canadian Vehicle Specifications (CVS) consists of a database of original vehicle dimensions, used primarily in collision investigation and reconstruction, combined with a search engine. The database is compiled annually by the Collision Investigation and Research Division of Transport Canada.
      The current release of the software is Version 2018.1, and is available for downloading as the archive file: CVS 2018.1
      To install the program, unzip the files contained in the archive cvs20181.ZIP to any folder, then run the program winspecs.exe.
      A Help Button has been added at the top right display screen to access the CVS User Guide.
      A help file, providing information on program installation and use, plus contact information for reporting bugs and obtaining technical support, is included in the distribution. The installed package now includes the dBase files. It also includes a Microsoft operating system file msvbvm50.dll, which is required when running Vista.

Re: Where can I find the Canadian Vehicle Specifications?

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:41 pm
by MSI
The current release of the software is
  • April 2018: Latest version on CARSP website:2018.1
    • We also have an archived local copy if the other link does not work
      • Version 2018.1, and is available for downloading as the archive file: cvs2018.1