This section discusses different tools that you may want to use when researching a vehicle. I’ve chosen to focus on low-cost devices and software because it’s important to me that as many people as possible participate in the research.

Open Garages is willing to showcase and promote tools to aid with automotive research. If your company produces a great product, feel free to contact Open Garages, but unless there’s an open way to contribute to your tool, don’t expect free publicity.


In this section, we’ll cover boards, like the ChipWhisperer, as well as dongle-like devices that provide CAN connectivity. We’ll first ...

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