Using Infotainment Downloads in Theft Evaluation
A U.S. Forensic mechanical engineer used the Berla iVe tool for a vehicle theft case involving a 2016 Infiniti Q60. The vehicle owner reported that he had parked the Infinity in front of his home on 5-8-19 at around 9:30 pm. The vehicle was discovered stripped the following morning, approximately 6 hours after it was reportedly last parked.
Downloading the Infotainment Data via the Berla Ive Tool
The data obtained from the hard drive in the infotainment system showed that the vehicle had been driven from the owner’s residence on 5-5-19 to a body shop which has been involved in suspicious cases in the past. The vehicle remained at the shop until it was driven on 5-8-19, just before midnight, to the location where the vehicle was recovered.
The data obtained form the infotainment download was extremely helpful in building an evidence based case against theft. We would not have had the smoking gun without the Berla iVe tool and the data that was downloaded.
Maps of Navigational History Obtained from Infotainment Download
Below are redacted images of vehicle tracking provided by the infotainment system. The blue dotted lines indicate the route of the vehicle. The imaged maps have a time and date stamp. The black lines indicate redacted street names.