Black Swan is the only digital forensics lab in the United States that provides
on-site vehicle forensics anywhere, anytime


Vehicle System and Infotainment Forensics

Black Swan uses the iVe vehicle system forensic tool to acquire user data from vehicles. This allows forensic examiners and investigators a means to quickly and effectively analyze it.

Vehicle infotainment and telematics systems store a vast amount of data such as recent destinations, favorite locations, call logs, contact lists, SMS messages, emails, pictures, videos, social media feeds, and the navigation history of everywhere the vehicle has been.

Many systems record events such as when and where a vehicle’s lights are turned on, which doors are opened and closed at specific locations, and even where the vehicle is when Bluetooth devices connect.


  • Logical and Physical Acquisition
  • Binary File Import and Parsing
  • Recovery of Deleted Data
  • View and Analyze Results
  • Map GPS and Geo Coded Data
  • Search and Filter Data
  • Generate Reports
  • Export Data in GPX, KML, CSV, and XLS formats

iVe currently supports BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Ford, GMC, HUMMER, Jeep, Lincoln, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, Pontiac, Ram, Saturn, SEAT, Skoda, SRT, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles and is rapidly expanding its acquisition and decoding capabilities. The hardware and software currently supports extracting data via logical and physical acquisitions from over 12,000 different models of vehicles. It can decode data from infotainment and telematics systems and reveal critical data for your investigation.


Acquisition and Decoding

Black Swan utilizes the iVe tool to directly interfaces with vehicle systems via specially designed hardware. It can acquire a full or partial binary image and decode the data. It can recover deleted information from either image type. Black Swan can decode and parse data such as:

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
✓ Audio
✓ Video
✓ Images
✓ Access Point Information

✓ Doors Opening/Closing
✓ Acceleration/Braking
✓ Speed & Directional Information
✓ Lights On/Off
✓ Bluetooth Connections
✓ Wi-Fi Connections
✓ USB Connections
✓ System Reboots
✓ GPS Time Syncs
✓ Odometer Readings
✓ Gear Indications