Infotainment, Telematics & GPS Forensics
Today’s technology-driven world has crossed over to passenger vehicles, and data from navigation, communication and entertainment systems can all be downloaded. Our engineers can extract and analyze that information with advanced, and very specialized, software.
This data can be used in a number of different ways, but most commonly for:
- Accident reconstruction
- Criminal or civil case resolution
- Vehicle fleet management
Global Positioning System or GPS forensics can provide critical evidence in criminal and civil cases. GPS devices today include personal GPS devices as well as auto, aviation and marine devices. We have certified GPS examiners on staff who can properly collect data from GPS devices in a forensically sound manner and analyze the data using state of the art forensic tools and mapping technology.
As is true with any form of digital evidence, proper analysis and interpretation of the data is a critical aspect of making sure that the forensics in your client’s case is properly represented through solid forensic techniques and experience. We have multiple forensic tools for recovering track logs from GPS units and the ability to perform complex mapping and data analysis on the recovered data. We have performed GPS collection and analysis on numerous cases, including wrongful death and murder cases. Our experts have qualified and testified as a GPS expert in both State and Federal courts.
Infotainment vs. Telematics: What’s the Difference?
Infotainment refers to the combination of information and entertainment in a vehicle — this is the system that connects the occupant to the digital world, such as pairing mobile devices through Bluetooth or USB.
Infotainment data can be essential in cases of litigation. Data collected could include:
- Call logs
- SMS logs
- Media files (audio, video, images)
- Connected Devices
- Device Events
Telematics most often refers to navigation systems, the system that interacts with the world outside the vehicle. Data collected may include:
- Trackpoints (recorded vehicle travel history)
- Saved travel routes
- Velocity logs
- Doors opened
- Parking lights (on or off)
- Odometer readings
- Power events