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 acquire forensic data from embedded vehicle GPS systems. Together with system manufactures, we have built a solid and robust method to recover forensic data.

We can recover evidence from the following systems installed in the following vehicle brands.

BMW | Toyota | Ford | VW | Audi | Skoda | Seat (RNS510) | Volvo | Mercedes-Benz | Nissan

Many other OEM Systems which run similar operating systems. To find out more we require the VIN and the right documentation.

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

ECU Forensics | Recovery of Deleted Digital VIN and KM data

On behalf of Law Enforcement Agencies and Insurance firms, our SMV team are capable of recovering deleted forensic data 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

The iVe Ecosystem

The iVe Ecosystem is a collection of tools that supports investigators throughout the entire vehicle forensics process with a mobile application for identifying vehicles, a hardware kit for acquiring systems, and forensic software for analyzing data.

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Identify supported vehicles by positively identifying the systems installed in a vehicle then determine what data can be obtained, how that data may support an investigation and what the steps are to acquire the data.

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An acquisition may require systems to be removed from a vehicle and disassembled or be performed in place in a vehicle. In either case, acquisition hardware must be attached to the vehicle or system to acquire data.

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Ensure the data obtained during an acquisition contains the expected types of information. Determine if the data present relates to an investigation and verify key information that will be used as evidence.


iVe Mobile allows investigators to identify vehicles supported by iVe, determine which systems are installed, know what data can be retrieved, and how to acquire the data – all prior to taking action. It provides instructions for locating and removing vehicle systems and monitor the progress of long running acquisitions.

  • Supported Vehicle Lookup Tool
  • System Identification Guides
  • System Removal Instructions
  • Acquisition Method Descriptions
  • Acquired Data Content Viewer

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The iVe Toolkit is a collection of specifically developed interface boards and cables used to acquire various supported vehicle systems. The toolkit includes tools to help remove the systems from a vehicle when required. The interface boards and cables are used in conjunction with the iVe software to acquire the data.

  • Trim Removal Pry Tools
  • System Removal Tools
  • Device Interface Boards
  • System Interface Cables
  • Portable Power Supply
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iVe Desktop is a Windows based application. It is the workhorse of the iVe ecosystem and is used for all acquisitions. It is used to parse data, recover deleted information and view raw file systems. iVe Desktop includes a full suite of analysis and reporting tools to include mapping, data export, search, and timeline analysis.

  • Raw Data Analysis Tools
  • Advanced Data Parsing
  • Custom Report Builder
  • Multifaceted Data Filtering
  • Complex Search Capability

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