‘Become confident with your Vehicle System Forensics Examinations’
This module is essential for Vehicle Systems Forensics (VSF) first responders responsible for collecting data from modern vehicles. It builds on the foundation established in module one and guides delegates through the process of physically examining a modern vehicle, ensuring comprehensive data acquisition. The goal is to align with best practices and maximise data recovery.
Participants will benefit from exclusive insights provided by James Wales, an in-house Vehicle Technology Technician and Master Technician & High Voltage Expert at Audi. This knowledge is crucial, as VSF investigators must understand vehicle networks and their role in VSF. James will explain vehicle networks, using the 'Frankie' rig to aid comprehension, allowing students to gain hands-on experience in how modern vehicles communicate.
With the growing number of electric vehicles, examiners must also be aware of the risks and safety measures associated with working on electric vehicles. James will emphasise the dangers and best practices for handling such vehicles from a practitioners perspective.
The module will cover practical techniques for accessing modules in modern vehicles, dealing with trim panel and component removal, and provide delegates access to infotainment video teardown guides and user interface video guides. These resources serve as ongoing support for students in their professional roles.
The module will conclude with part 2 of a case study, allowing students to continue their self-development if they so wish.
· Vehicle Systems Forensics – Crime Scene Management
· First Responder in Vehicle Data Acquisitions
· In-Vehicle Data Acquisitions
· CAN Signal Capture
· Digital Contemporaneous Note Taking & Documentation
· Evidence Handling & Best Practice
· Vehicle Networks
· Vehicle Systems Forensics Rig – Frankie
· Diagnostic Fault Codes and Testing
· Vehicle Keys
· Handling Electric Vehicles – Awareness & Overview
· Physical Examinations – What to record
· Tools Required
· Trim & Component Removal
· Forensic Science Regulators Codes of Practice
· Adaptive Task Sequencing
· The Vehicle Network – Infotainment video teardowns / UI guides
· Case Study - Part 2
Who should attend: This module is for those people who are digital first responders responsible for Vehicle Systems Forensics Examinations, module retrieval and evidence preservation.This module is for those people that are hands on with the modern motor vehicle in their current role or are about to be.
Roles and Occupations include: Police Officers / Staff responsible for Vehicle Systems Forensics Examinations.Digital Media Investigators, Crime Scene Investigators, Police / Staff involved in serious collision investigation, Independent Forensic / Collision Investigators, Insurance Investigators involving motor vehicles.
Module Prerequisites: Students should have completed Module 1 prior to attending Module 2 but not compulsory.
Equipment needed: A smart device with a current subscription to The Vehicle Network App(Course material will be provided through this platform). Laptops will be provided with appropriate software as and when required. Personal diagnostics equipment can be used on the in person course, please contact to discuss. Some of the vehicle examinations will take place outside so weather permitting an outdoor jacket may be required.
Location: In Person – Harper Shaw Investigation Consultants Ltd, West Yorkshire, UK / Online
Duration: 2 days / Self Study
2024 Dates: 24&25 Feb, 13&14 Apr, 6&7 July, 7&8 Sept, 16&17 Nov.
Online Only: We offer this course as an online only version for those students that wish to study in their own time or are unable to travel to the UK on the advertised dates. Although this does not allow for practical participation the costs are reduced to reflect this for this version of the course.
In Person - £2,000 ex VAT
Online Only - £750 ex VAT (introductory offer - rising to £1000 ex VAT as of 01/01/24)
How to Book: Visit Here for in person, click link below to request online access.