21 May 2021

Hack-a-Truck was an online 2-day automotive Hackathon. Participants came up with creative technical ideas to find attack vectors which can be exploited to make tampering business out of them. Three trainings were hosted by experts from industry-leading companies and knowledge institutes, such as Ford Otosan, Bosch and TNO. The participants were informed by the experts about the latest and the greatest new environmental protection systems, ECU and communication systems, tampering methods and the newly developed state-of-the-art countermeasures. In between these trainings, the participants were assigned to a group of people with complementary skills and worked together on finding attack vectors in a defined truck set-up. Together, they worked out a business plan as if they were to commercialize the tampering product on the EU market. Each team made a presentation composed of the technical plan and the business plan based on the template that was used for the brainstorm and during the working sessions. As a final step, the jury ranked the tampering plans based on the technical plan and the simple business plan.

The Hack-a-Truck was held on the 19th and 21st of May. 

More details can be found in the "Hack-A-Truck" section.