1. Digital vehicle forensics
After securing the area of the incident, it’s important to gather samples of anything and everything that could potentially end up being used as evidence that is vital to the resolution of the case. This includes fluids and dirt samples.
In general, there are many physical and digital components to vehicle forensics. For starters, a forensic examiner needs to collect fingerprints for fingerprint analysis, as well as other particles and bits and pieces of evidence to be used later on in the investigation.
But when it comes to digital vehicle forensics, in particular, this opens up a whole new window of possibilities.
Given how modern smart carts like Tesla are basically computers on wheels, data is being recorded all the time. This includes:
- The status of the brakes
- Equipment status
- The comfort level of passengers
Plus, that’s not even mentioning the details about the environment that are detected and collected through modern sensors built into the vehicle itself.
However, whether it’s a smart car or a regular vehicle with a dash cam, digital vehicle forensics experts can extract the footage from it and solve complex cases if they’re able to recover it.
In other words, if recorded footage of the incident exists, even if it’s damaged or corrupted, modern video and digital vehicle forensics tools such as VIP 2.0 allow the investigators to calculate complex variables pertaining to the case.
- The speed and direction of travel
- License plate information
- Identity of the driver
With the help of vehicle forensics tools, it’s possible to determine the angle, direction, speed, and velocity of the vehicle.