Staggering Amounts of Data. Endless Possibilities.
iVe v4.0 enables access to more ECUs, unlocking more data and providing investigators with endless possibilities to discover key evidence. It can quickly and unobtrusively acquire a vast amount of data related to a vehicle’s operation and configuration, the environment and manner in which it was operated, as well as, the identification of the vehicle.
AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK ACQUISITIONS
iVe can now acquire data from almost every vehicle manufactured, worldwide, in the last ten years. This is accomplished using a new acquisition method called Automotive Network Acquisitions.
Automotive Network Acquisitions, use vehicle networks to automatically identify and acquire data from ECUs. This can be done using the iVe Desktop Software or the Mobile App and a new piece of hardware called the DLC Adapter.
Purpose built for use with iVe, the DLC Adapter is the communications bridge between iVe and the ECUs in a vehicle. It can simultaneously connect to three dual wire CAN networks and one single wire CAN network or four dual wire CAN networks. It has been designed, tested and proven to support vehicles around the world.
There are two types of Automotive Network Acquisitions, basic and enhanced.
Basic: This type of acquisition follows the On-Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) regulations. It will acquire “emission-related data” from several of the powertrain modules as outlined in SAE J1979 and ISO 15031-5 standards.
Enhanced: This type of acquisition is specific to each OEM and follows the methods and decoding instructions outlined by the OEM. The data acquired is considered proprietary to the OEM and is consistent with “dealer-level” diagnostic tools.
Regardless of the type chosen, at a fundamental level, these acquisitions work the same. Both acquire data by requesting an ECU send the data for a specific Storage ID (SID). The basic acquisition uses the SAE and ISO standards to know which Storage IDs to query. The enhanced acquisition gets this information directly from the OEM and therefore returns significantly more data.
Basic acquisitions should work on any vehicle, model year 1996 and newer, that have implemented the standard. The first enhanced acquisition supports Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles from model years 2008-2023. Support for additional OEMs will be in subsequent releases.
iVe 4.0 adds support for more than 150 new ECUs. The amount of data that can now be acquired from so many ECUs is truly staggering. The best part is, we are just getting started.
To learn more about automotive network acquisitions and iVe 4.0, watch the release video. You can find it in iVe Mobile under resources and then select iVe Releases. To download a copy of the iVe v4.0 desktop software visit our ‘Customer Support’ page and selecting ‘Current Release.’ To update your iVe 4.0 mobile app, visit either the iOS App Store or Google Play.