From Communauté de la Fabrique des Mobilités


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Short description: The world needs more hackers, and the world definitely needs more car hackers. Vehicle technology is trending toward more complexity and more connectivity. Combined, these trends will require a greater focus on automotive security and more talented individuals to provide this focus.

Description: But what is a hacker? The term is widely corrupted by the mainstream media, but correct use of the term hacker refers to someone who creates, who explores, who tinkers—someone who discovers by the art of experimentation and by disassembling systems to understand how they work. In my experience, the best security professionals (and hobbyists) are those who are naturally curious about how things work. These people explore, tinker, experiment, and disassemble, sometimes just for the joy of discovery. These people hack.

A car can be a daunting hacking target. Most cars don’t come with a keyboard and login prompt, but they do come with a possibly unfamiliar array of protocols, CPUs, connectors, and operating systems. This book will demystify the common components in cars and introduce you to readily available tools and information to help get you started. By the time you’ve finished reading the book, you’ll understand that a car is a collection of connected computers—there just happen to be wheels attached. Armed with appropriate tooling and information, you’ll have the confidence to get hacking.

This book also contains many themes about openness. We’re all safer when the systems we depend upon are inspectable, auditable, and documented—and this definitely includes cars. So I’d encourage you to use the knowledge gained from this book to inspect, audit, and document. I look forward to reading about some of your discoveries!


Tags: hacker, handbook, open garage

Theme: Open HardWare, Voiture Connectée, Données ouvertes, Voiture électrique et charge

Organization related to this knowledge: IOT.BZH

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Challenge(s) related to this knowledge: Abaisser les barrières pour innover sur le véhicule

Community of interest: Communauté de l'Open HardWare, Communauté des Hackers, Communauté Voiture Connectée

Key people to solicit: Gael Musquet

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