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Vehicle Digital Forensics

Vehicle Digital Forensics Masterclass

This one day Vehicle digital Forensics Masterclass will provide an overview of vehicle infotainment systems and how they can provide a vital tool for investigators of serious and complex crime where a vehicle has been used, including fatal and serious collisions.

With the increasing amount of technology that is being accommodated into our vehicles there is a potential treasure trove of data being captured from the infotainment system that is currently being overlooked by investigators.


Crime Example: A murder is committed by individuals that attend an address in a vehicle and carry out the offence. The investigation reveals three suspects. A vehicle is recovered and examined; data reveals the vehicle attended an address at the time showing all four doors were opened, suggesting a fourth suspect.

Roads Policing Example: Fatal Road traffic collision with offending driver on the phone. The driver states they were carrying out the call via hands free, using the vehicles infotainment system to dial the number and make the call. Examination of vehicle reveals the phone was not connected to the vehicle at the time of the collision.

Data types can include favourite locations, recent destinations, navigation history, call logs, contact lists, SMS messages (content), vehicle events such as when and where a vehicles lights are turned on, which doors are opened and closed at specific times and connected devices whether over bluetooth / Wifi / Cable.

Our Expert

Noel Lowdon is a former Detective who is qualified in forensic collision investigation, PIP accredited, Advanced Suspect Interviewing together with Vehicle System Forensics, Bosch Crash Data, Road Death Review as well as over 17 years operational experience in a variety of roles in the Police.

We will discuss a wide range of topics within vehicle digital forensics including some of the technology behind the systems, best practice on recovery of the vehicle, considerations for CSI examinations, evidencing the data and disclosure.


  • Infotainment and Telematics overview
  • Data types recoverable
  • Extraction Techniques (support) – Replacement modules
  • System Removal
  • Vehicle Networks
  • Crime Scene Considerations
  • Vehicle Recovery/Best Practice in Recovery
  • Vehicle Strategies
  • Potential disclosure issues
  • Mobile Phones; the potential for locked phones to be accessed via car
  • Supporting/supplementary source of data for investigators or primary/only source in some instances
  • Scenario/Case study
  • Q&A

Target Audience

  • Investigators of Serious and Complex Crime
  • SIO’s
  • Road Death Lead Investigators
  • Road Death Investigators
  • CSI
  • Forensic Collision Investigators
  • Vehicle Examiners
  • Digital Media Investigators


Course Dates


Leeds (Brighouse)

  • Wednesday, 26th September 2018
  • Holiday Inn, Clifton Village, HD6 4HW
  •  Cost per delegate – £250 +(vat)
  • (10% discount before 31st May- contact Sancus)

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