Your car is recording: Metadata-driven dashcam analysis system

Kukheon Lee, Jong Hyun Choi, Jungheum Park, Sangjin Lee

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Dashcam as an on-board camera is useful as a source of potential digital evidence not only to reveal the truth of a traffic accident but also to explain the situation of a crime scene as a moving surveillance camera. It stores multimedia data as well as a variety of additional information needed for accident investigation including time, location, speed, accelerometer, etc. Under these circumstances, various studies have been conducted for dashcam forensics, but most of them focused mainly on extracting and interpreting visual video frames. In this paper, we identify and classify various metadata generated by 14 dashcam models produced by 11 manufacturers. Furthermore, we develop a normalized database schema to manage multiple different metadata and then discuss several dashcam forensic activities based on it. In addition, a prototype open-source tool is presented to support the proposed metadata-driven dashcam forensics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number301131
JournalForensic Science International: Digital Investigation
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP) grant funded by the Korea government ( MSIT ) (No. 2018-0-01000 , Development of Digital Forensic Integration Platform).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 The Authors


  • Container
  • Dashcam
  • Digital forensics
  • Footage
  • Metadata
  • onBoardCam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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