Leverage forensics continues its growth in offering the newest technology in the digital forensics field. Vehicle forensics use to be fancy term for simply downloading the “black box” in a vehicle. That “EDR” or the event data recorder sometimes offered a bit of data for an accident reconstruction, or it had no recorded data due to a critical power loss. These also were limited to sever crashes because if a vehicle was still functioning the data from a crash was lost.

Now that vehicle forensics term has true meaning, but the more precise term is infotainment forensics. That cool touch screen embedded in your dash is designed to both allow the car systems to communicate with each other and is tied in with the can-bus network contained within your car. Almost a secondary thought, I’m sure the auto makers simple thought let’s add a screen to our system, let the car owners connect their phones and provide them with access to car data, information and entertainment data they want while driving.

The embedded infotainment and telematics systems are somewhere between a smartphone and tablet device that combines vehicle operations with user information. Giving feedback about vehicle systems, GPS, directions, weather conditions, radio, social media and more when connected internet. Some eve have internal hard drives or have USB or SD card ports to connect external storage.

With our vehicle forensic service or infotainment forensics, we offer on site retrieval from the vehicle in the field. The data can be downloaded in in field and the equipment reinstalled. This is non destructive process and will not effect the vehicle’s future operations. This data cannot be captured in any other way, you cannot scroll thru the menu settings in the dashboard to view it.

Some of the data obtained from the system can contain the following digital artifacts.

 Vehicle and System Information

  • Original VIN Number
  • Part Number
  • Serial Number
  • Build Number
  • Installed Application Data
  • Weather
  • Traffic
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Connected Devices

  • Phones
  • Media Players
  • USB Drives
  • SD Cards
  • Wireless Access Points

Navigation Data

  • Tracklogs and Trackpoints
  • Saved Navigation Locations
  • Previous Destinations
  • User Entered Destinations
  • Active and Inactive Routes
  • Odometer Readings
  • Wheel Speed
    GPS Speed
  • Wheel Slippage

Device Information

  • Device IDs
  • Call Logs
  • Contacts
  • SMS Logs
  • Audio Files
  • VideoFiles
  • Images
  • Access Point Information


  • Doors Opening/Closing
  • Acceleration/Braking
  • Speed & Directional Information
  • Lights On/Off
  • Bluetooth Connections
  • Wi-Fi Connections
  • USB Connections
  • System Reboots
  • GPS Time Syncs
  • Odometer Readings
  • Gear Indications