ASAM e.V. (Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems) is and has been actively promoting standardization within the Automotive Industry. Together with its worldwide membership, the association develops standards that define interfaces and data models for tools used for the development and testing of electronic control units (ECUs) and for the validation of the whole vehicle. ASAM standards are recommendations, they do not have an impact on regulatory framework.
From the beginning, ASAM has requested and encouraged an open exchange among all stakeholders: manufacturers, suppliers, tool vendors and research institutes. Following this ASAM policy, technical experts from ASAM member companies worldwide commonly develop new standards in project groups. The developed standards are accessible for all interested companies and serve as basis for the development of tools and ECUs within the respective companies worldwide. Tools and products developed based on ASAM standards allow easy integration into existing value chains and seamless data exchange.
ASAM project groups do not define products or take any business decisions preventing competition.