Engine Control Unit (ECU) Forensics

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Vehicle Forensics

Engine Control Unit (ECU) forensics is a branch of vehicle forensics relating to recovery of digital evidence or data stored in automotive modules such as units allocated to the drivetrain CAN BUS network referred to as Airbag Modules, Transmission Modules, SRS, units, Command or Head-Up Units. Data such as Crash Data, Freeze Frames, VIN, Serial Numbers, Mapping, Emissions and Engine Control data can be recovered under forensically sound conditions.

We Investigate Engine Control Units

ECU Forensics

Recovery of Deleted Digital VIN, KM data, Crash Data and Mapping. 

We specialize in recovery of deleted KM, VIN and Serial numbers from all types of coded ECU's. ABS. Airbag modules, Instrument clusters (dashboards), Keys and Navigation units.

  • KM reading
  • VIN & Serial numbers
  • Mapping Parameters
  • History and faults with times and KM
  • Crash data, events and historic faults.
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Our Solutions

GPS Routes

Recovery of trace routes, way points, phone records and bluetooth data.

Paired Phone Data

Recovery of bluetooth ID from paired & non-paired phones and all Call logs / Incoming / Outgoing / Missed.

Recovered Deleted Data

We can recover deleted data from GPS and infotainment systems.

Our Expertise

Infotainment Forensics

We conduct forensic analysis on automotive GPS systems for Law Enforcement Agencies and testing for OEM’s. We specialise in the examination of built-in OEM GPS Satellite Navigation systems, known as Infotainment or Telematics systems. Our forensic team has been conducting research since 2009 on the investigative techniques to aquire forensics data from embedded vehicle GPS systems. Together with system manufactueres we have built a solid and robust method to recover forensic data.

ECU Identification

On behalf of LEA and Insurance firms, our SMV team have capabilities to recover deleted forensic from coded parts. We can recover deleted KM, VIN and Serial numbers from flash and memory chips using a method known as chip-off forensics.

  • Chip-off forensics
  • Recovered Identities
  • Recovered Deleted Data
  • Recovered KM data
Crash Data Recovery

We specialise in Digital Investigation of Motor Insurance Fraud. We are experts in the analysis of “staged collisions” where a vehicle has been reported however the collision never happened. We deploy digital forensic methods to undercover the traces stored in vehicle modules. We recover the last events such as any collisions and can identify the vehicles engine temperature at the time of the collision, the KM reading and the time and date the collision took place. These parameters often assist claims handlers to solve or verify claims. In some cases a fraudulent claim can be detected.