In-vehicle infotaintment systems allow vehicle users to performa number of tasks including making/receiving phone calls,send/receive text messages, utilizing navigation, access socialmedia and internet services while driving. Bluetooth technologyand/or smartphones can assist drivers to use the capabilities ofinfotainment systems while driving. Infotaintment system ElectronicControl Modules (ECM's) can store information including vehicleinformation, user data and navigation data which can be useful forforensic investigations and accident reconstruction.

Imagine automobile claims where cell phone usage while drivingis suspected, or a vehicle theft or a hit and run where the driverof the subject vehicle states he/she was not near the accidentlocation on the date of the accident. Berla Corporation hasdeveloped a tool, known as iVe, which can assist in investigatingclaims related to vehicle fraud, cell phone use while driving,vehicle theft and other forensic investigations.

The benefits of using iVe include retrieving and analyzing userinformation and navigation data stored in a vehicle's infotainmentsystem hardware. iVe currently covers a variety of vehicle brandsmanufactured as early as 2008. Examples of vehicles currentlysupported by the iVe technology include: Ford vehicles equippedwith Sync modules and Navigation Radio infotainment systems, GMvehicles furnished with OnStar modules, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles(FCA) outfitted with different generations of the Uconnectinfotaintment system, Toyotas with Entune systems, BMWs equippedwith Car Information Computer (CIC) systems and Volkswagen withRadio Navigation Systems (RNS 510).

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