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Automotive Forensics

It is important to understand that automotive Infotainment and Telematics Systems are not the same as crash data recorders (CDR), or event data recorders (EDR).

In an automotive infotaniment and telematics system data is collected from primarily non-safety related components (i.e. speed and coordinates from GPS are captured at a lower frequency but for a substantially longer time period)

In a CDR/EDR safety system sensors capture data such as brake position, speed, steering wheel position and airbag deployment and record it at a high frequency. But they freeze the data for only for a matter of seconds leading up to and just after a crash.

Hence while CDR systems can provide complete automotive data related to a point of impact the automotive infotainment and telematics system can perhaps show the longer term driving habits of the vechile's driver.

The typical data available in a Automotive Infotainment and Telematcis Systems may include:

Vehicle / System Information: Serial number, part number, original VIN 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 locations, previous destinations, active and inactive routes.

Device Information: Device IDs, calls, contacts, text messages, audio, video, images, access point information.

Events: Doors opening/closing, lights on/off, Bluetooth connections, Wi-Fi connections, USB connections, system reboots, GPS time syncs, odometer readings, gear indications.

The typical data available in a CDR / EDR may include:

Vehicle information is continuously recorded and saved, but only after a physical event like a crash. Complete vehicle dynamics information and system status for about 5 seconds before a crash. Driver relatred inputs are also collected for about 5 seconds before a crash (i.e : accelerator positon, brake pedal position and steering wheel position). Vehicle crash severity signature. Restraints use and deployment related information. Post-crash data such as activation of an automatic collision notification (ACN) system.

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