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.

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.

ECU Forensics
vehicle forensics

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.