Car Hacking System

From Communauté de la Fabrique des Mobilités

Build a car hacking spy device to remotely read and send CAN commands and track GPS location. All based on open source software/hardware. The spy device we are building today is called ChupaCarBrah.

In this project I use a Beaglebone Blue to connect it to a CAN bus on a vehicle via OBDII port. I show how to use can-utils and python-can to send and receive CAN messages. I also cover how to connect a GPS module and a cellular modem to the Beaglebone, so you can remotely get and send data to a moving car. I use Python scripts to gather GPS coordinates and decode the CAN messages (car speed, engine, RPM, temperature, etc) and then send everything to a simple Flask server running on AWS.

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Tags: hack, car, CAN, OBD, GPS

Categories: Logiciel, Données, Connaissance, Matériel

Theme: Open HardWare, Voiture Connectée, Données ouvertes, Traces de mobilité et des données associées, Logiciel Libre


Challenge: Abaisser les barrières pour innover sur le véhicule, Augmenter les connaissances partagées en cartographie et usages des véhicules et réseaux de transports

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Other related common: Busmaster CAN, USB to CAN Interface, Emulateur OBD, OBD Pi, Boitier Connecté Open Source, Introduction au Boîtier Open Source V2X, Boitier connecté minimal validé

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Community of interest: Communauté de l'Open Hardware, Communauté des Hackers / Makers, Communauté Voiture Connectée


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