Notice: This project is original version of vircar. The change of name occured on 12/04/17.
virtualcar (vir-tual-car) is a CAN-based wrapper written in C, that acts as a virtual car. The core is listening to the virtual CAN device and parse, analyze and transmit signal from nodes to nodes, or in other way manipulate with request.
This software is licensed under GNU General Public V3 license. Please, keep the software open source and contribute to the project if you want.
The project is developed on top of SocketCAN module and therefore requires Linux based system. I am currently rewriting the SocketCAN module for MacOS and you may fork the repository from dn5/socketcanx.
a car? really?
Yes! A fully, functional car.
Well, not really no. It does represent a car/vehicle but in a limited spirit and form. I was writing a post about cyber-attacks on a vehicle systems and another one that show virtualcar in action, and didn't have necessary (hardware) equipment to test the techniques, so I wrote this to let myself experiment a bit.
So a few months passed, and I talked about this little code on a BalCCon 2k16 where I offered a small introduction to these cyber-attacks, plus you could buy me a drink and I'd tell you some secrets. So I renamed this project and I'll try to develop some nodes as per request in Issues board. Meanwhile, I'd appreciate pull requests that make sense.
Currently, virtualcar offers several different controllers or nodes that understand a particular signal and either accept or reject the CAN frame. I'm implementing both data frames and RTR. The RTR has some basic functions like asking for value of an instrument.
NODE_SIGNAL_DOOR_MODE- Door actions
NODE_SIGNAL_EHPS_MODE- EHPS actions
TODO nodes (@see
I'm sorry, the virtualcar-web is being developed and there is some kind of version floating as a private repository and a submodule in this repo. Anyway, virtualcar-web should be used as web-interface to manipulate with virtualcar daemon. It's written in Rails and support some interesting things but more about that inside virtualcar-web repository and README file.
$ git submodule init Submodule 'virtualcar-web' (...) registered for path 'virtualcar-web' $ git submodule update Cloning into 'virtualcar-web'... ...
To update or fetch the
$ cd virtualcar/virtualcar-web $ git fetch ... $ git merge origin/master
I love to write pure native scripts. The only requirement for now is that you are running under GNU Linux and have can-utils installed on your system.
- linux kernel (can.h)
compile & running
To clone the repo and compile it from source:
$ git clone https://github.com/dn5/virtualcar.git $ cd virtualcar $ make $ chmod 777 virtualcar
To run virtualcar use sudo (entirely for CAN bus device linking)
$ sudo ./virtualcar Welcome to vir(tual) car. ~ ========================================= https://github.com/dn5/virtualcar # waiting for operation
To exit vircar use Ctrl+C.
To kill a car and remove protocol use:
$ ./virtualcar k ka-boom, pfw, aaa, ts *car exploded*
If you are interested in car hacking, write me on twitter. Any additional options and CAN nodes should be accepted if they follow RTR or Accept/Desctruct operation. Please, keep the code and project with clean lines of code.