Infotainment Forensics

Infotainment forensics is a branch of digital forensics relating to recovery of digital evidence or data stored in automotive infotainment modules, often referred to as GPS units, Command or Head-Up Units. Data such as GPS routes, locations, way points, paired mobile phone data, calls, contacts and GPRS data can be recovered under forensically sound conditions. Digitpol is an accredited vehicle forensics examination agency, we conduct examination on all types of vehicles and infotainment / media systems to undercover evidence that can be used to investigate crimes. Digitpol's expertise in extracting and analyzing data from IVI systems, including navigation history, call logs, text messages, and media files, and can use this digital evidence to assist in investigations related to motor vehicle accidents, traffic violations, and other crimes committed in or around a vehicle.

Digitpol specializes in conducting forensic analysis on automotive GPS systems for Law Enforcement Agencies and testing for OEMs. The company has a dedicated forensic team that has been conducting research since 2009 to develop investigative techniques for recovering forensic data from embedded vehicle GPS systems.

The GPS systems in modern vehicles are complex and highly integrated electronic systems that store and generate massive amounts of data. To recover this data, Digitpol uses specialized tools and techniques to extract and analyze the data in a forensically sound manner. The company has built a solid and robust method for recovering forensic data from built-in OEM GPS satellite navigation systems, which are also known as Infotainment or Telematics systems.

Through partnerships with system manufacturers, Digitpol has access to the latest technology and expertise in the field of vehicle GPS forensics. This enables the company to provide comprehensive forensic services to Law Enforcement Agencies and OEMs, including the collection, analysis, and preservation of digital evidence from in-vehicle infotainment systems.

Examples of data extracted

  • Bluetooth ID from paired & non-paired phones
  • All Call logs / Incoming / Outgoing / Missed
  • last GPS fixes (last locations driven)
  • Entered routes
  • Other Driver information
  • RDS info
  • Media files
  • Music files with forensic detail
  • Pictures
  • Many historic details

Infotainment forensics requires specialized tools and techniques, as IVI systems often use proprietary operating systems and file formats. Forensic investigators must also be familiar with the unique challenges presented by IVI systems, such as limited storage capacity and the potential for data to be overwritten or deleted. As IVI systems become more advanced and interconnected with other electronic systems in vehicles, infotainment forensics will become increasingly important for law enforcement agencies and other organizations that investigate crimes committed in or around vehicles.

Digitpol's infotainment forensics services can be particularly useful for law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, and other organizations that need to investigate incidents involving vehicles and require digital evidence to support their investigations.

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