Our Vision

About ASAM

ASAM (Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems) is a non-profit organization that promotes standardization for tool chains in automotive development and testing. Our members are international car manufacturers, suppliers, tool vendors, engineering service providers and research institutes from the automotive industry. ASAM standards are developed in work groups, composed of experts from our member companies. They enable easy exchange of data or tools within a tool chain. ASAM is the legal ‘owner’ of these standards and responsible for their distribution and marketing.

We pursue the vision that tools of a development process chain can be freely interconnected and data can be seamlessly exchanged.

ASAM Vision

To accomplish this vision, ASAM provides a platform for experts to address challenges, to connect members, to coordinate work groups, and to develop, release, and maintain standards for a long-lasting benefit of its users. Our active community comprises more than 400 member organizations around the world. These members ensure that ideas with market relevance will progress into standards and that these standards are used worldwide. 


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Distributed development requires companies to communicate internally and with their partners. ASAM standards enable a seamless data exchange and facilitate the exchange of unambiguous specifications.

Dr. Klaus Estenfeld, Managing Director (acting), ASAM e.V.

Collaboration within ASAM

ASAM was founded in December 1998 by a group of passionate and visionary experts who exchanged technical ideas, drove standardization and laid out road maps for future standardization of interfaces for the development and testing of ECUs. The fast growing membership and the increasing number of standards developed within ASAM were proof of the importance of standardization.
Although now grown into an international organization, ASAM has preserved its personal and visionary character. Until today, the standards are developed by experts recruited from our member companies. It is the same passion and commitment of our members that continue to drive standardization. 

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ASAM Standards

ASAM is distinguishing itself not only by a passionate and dedicated membership, but also by its short development cycles, high market relevance and quality of its standards.


ASAM can rely on an expertise of more than 400 member companies worldwide. They bring in their knowledge and experience and work together to overcome challenges in non-competitive areas. The numerous tool vendors in our association ensure that there is a great number of ASAM-compliant products which easily integrate into your existing system environment.



I support ASAM because it enables plug and play of software tools.

Chris Niessen, Senior Engineer, Detroit Diesel Corp.

High Industry Acceptance

ASAM standards are broadly accepted and trusted by the industry. A large amount of popular tools in the areas of Simulation, Measurement, Calibration, and test automation are compliant to ASAM standards. More than 90% of all road vehicles are calibrated with ASAM standards. The large German OEMs have committed themselves to develop new platforms using ASAM Diagnostics. ASAM test data management standards are used by most OEMs worldwide.


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