iVe is a vehicle system forensic tool developed by Berla to support vehicles throughout the world. iVe provides forensic examiners and investigators a means to quickly and intuitively acquire and analyze data from vehicle systems. Vehicle 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, and which doors are opened and closed at specific locations. Some even record audio from inside the vehicle.
iVe currently supports BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Ford, GMC, HUMMER, Jeep, Lincoln, Maserati, 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 5,200 different models of vehicles. It can decode data from vehicle systems and reveal quintessential data in an investigation.
MSAB and Berla have partnered together to give investigators access to more data, in more places, more rapidly.