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.

July 27-30, 2017
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas


Novetta is the headlining sponsor of the 3rd annual Car Hacking Village at DEF CON. The Car Hacking Village (CHV) is 1 of 16 villages featured at DEF CON 25 this year. The Villages are places where attendees can go to expand their knowledge about those specific areas of interest and interact with the great minds running the villages, participate in discussions, hands-on demonstrations, hacking and contests.

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After last year’s overwhelming success, we will pre-sale (reserve) the DEF CON 25 Car Hacking Village Badge.

Only a limited number of reservations are offered. The bulk of the badges will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Reserve your badge in advance to eliminate the time wasted queuing up right when the village opens.
Pre-order is more expensive due to credit card processing fees and support of the orders.
($50 Cash – DEF CON; $55 Credit – Pre-registration)


You must pick up your badge at the Car Hacking Village (in the Main Contest or NOT the Vendor Area) between July 28-30 – during CHV operating hours.
No refunds are allowed, nor can we ship your badge in advance.


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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

We need Speakers for our Turbo Talks and our Village Talks.  Turbo Talks are 15~20 talks in the Village space.  Village Talks are found in the Def Con 25 Village Talk Room. These talks are 50 minutes in length, they are recorded and they are registered for all of time in the Media Valts of Def Con.

We Need Sponsors

We need Sponsors.  This stuff ain’t free.  Def Con is great, they host the space, but we have prizes, parties, hardware, cars, people and much more and we need help. Please help us and in turn you’ll get to be a part of the coolest con on earth.

We Need Volunteers

We need Volunteers.  We need you to help us with the simple tasks.  We will take several hours of your day (we need volunteers to spend at least 4 hours or more to lend a hand).  What will you receive besides a warm hug and an overall sense of euphoria?  All of our volunteers will receive a specially designed T-Shirt from the CHV that will make you stand out in the crowd (as long as that isn’t a crowd at a rodeo clown convention).

If this sounds like fun, please help us help you.  Fill out the contact information.

2017 Sponsors







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