The Car Hacking Village is a group of Professional and Hobbyist car hackers who work together
to provide hands-on,
interactive car hacking learning, talks, hardware, and interactive contests.
We are always looking for help and new content, please contact us.

Public Training Courses:

Black Hack Asia
Car Hacking Hands-On
March 20 & 21

Black Hat USA
Car Hacking Hands-On
August 4&5 and 6&7
Las Vegas, NV



GrrCon – With GM as our Sponsor!
Car Hacking Village (Part of the Open Hacking Villages)
October 26 & 27
Grand Rapids, MI

BSides Tampa
Overview: Car Hacking Village
February 9-11
Tampa, FL

HackWest (BSides Salt Lake City)
Car Hacking Village
March 21-23
Salt Lake City, UT

Car Hacking Village
April 12 & 13
Milwaukee, WI

Car Hacking Village
April 17-19
San Francisco, CA

Car Hacking Village
May 4 & 5
Chicago, IL

Def Con
Car Hacking Village
August 10-12
Las Vegas, NV

2017 Badge SDK

The Badge SDK for 2017 can be found on Github:

The repository includes the Car Hacking Village SDK, BOMs, and Schematics.


Older Badges:

Def Con 24 (Including SocketBadge)

Def Con 23

Def Con 25 CTF

This year we are excited to announce our Grand Prize donated by Derive Systems:
A New Pickup Truck.

For details, rules, and registration please head over to the official CTF website.

Car Hacker’s Handbook

Modern cars are more computerized than ever. Infotainment and navigation systems, wi-fi, automatic software updates, and other innovations aim to make driving more ­convenient. But vehicle technologies haven’t kept pace with today’s more hostile security environment, leaving ­millions vulnerable to attack. The Car Hacker’s Handbook will give you a deeper understanding of the computer systems and embedded software in modern vehicles. It begins by examining vulnerabilities and providing detailed explanations of communications over the CAN bus and between devices and systems.

Get the new 2016 version before you arrive:


Get Involved

We Need Speakers
Each year new and novel research is done in the Car Hacking field. Please share it with the community by giving a talk at one of our upcoming events!  Please contact us and let us know what’s new (Contact link is below).

We Need Sponsors
This stuff ain’t free.  Hacker Cons are great, they host the space, but we have prizes, parties, hardware, cars, people and much more. Please help us with donations, hardware, cash, people, content or anything you can think of (Contact link is below)

We Need Volunteers
We need volunteers to spend at least 4 hours or more to lend a hand onsite.  What will you receive besides a warm hug and an overall sense of euphoria?
All of our volunteers will receive a custom CHV T-Shirt that will make you stand out in the crowd.
If this sounds like fun, please fill out the contact form below.


2017 Sponsors