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Infotainment Data used to catch a criminal

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Just saw this posted up and figured time to start posting up articles on infotainment and other data in your vehicle.
So here's a start!
Think it is great (that crimes can be solved!)

Insecure wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects' alibis
Looser privacy standards for vehicle data are a treasure chest of data for law enforcement.
Dec. 28, 2020, 9:18 AM EST
By Olivia Solon
Which includes:
  • In recent years, investigators have realized that automobiles — particularly newer models — can be treasure troves of digital evidence. Their onboard computers generate and store data that can be used to reconstruct where a vehicle has been and what its passengers were doing. They reveal everything from location, speed and acceleration to when doors were opened and closed, whether texts and calls were made while the cellphone was plugged into the infotainment system, as well as voice commands and web histories.

    Law enforcement agencies have been focusing their investigative efforts on two main information sources: the telematics system — which is like the "black box" — and the infotainment system. The telematics system stores a vehicle's turn-by-turn navigation, speed, acceleration and deceleration information, as well as more granular clues, such as when and where the lights were switched on, the doors were opened, seat belts were put on and airbags were deployed.

    More law enforcement agencies nationwide are using the data to solve cases, and they are devoting more and more resources to this new type of crime solving, law enforcement officers and digital forensic examiners say. That's partly because the main toolkit law enforcement officers and forensic examiners use has drastically expanded its offerings. Berla Corp., a Maryland-based technology company, launched a tool in 2013 with the ability to access 80 car models. Now, the company says, the number is more than 14,000, including vehicles from General Motors, Ford, Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

    The growing use of automobile information by law enforcement agencies also has increased because most people don't realize how much information their vehicles are tracking and that they can try to stop it.

    Just as the trove of data can be helpful for solving crimes, it can also be used to commit them, Amico said. He pointed to a case in Australia, where a man stalked his ex-girlfriend using an app that connected to her high-tech Land Rover and sent him live information about her movements. The app also allowed him to remotely start and stop her vehicle and open and close the windows.
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Insecure wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects' alibis
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