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About ASAM

ASAM e.V. (Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems) is a non-profit organization that promotes standardization of tool chains in automotive development and testing. Our members are international car manufacturers, suppliers, tool vendors, engineering service providers, and research institutes. ASAM standards are developed by experts from our member companies and are based on real use cases. ASAM is the legal owner of these standards and is responsible for their distribution and marketing.

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ASAM vision

We believe that mastering the increasing complexity and disruptive challenges in the automotive industry requires a stronger cooperation and collaboration between all stakeholders, OEMs, tool vendors, service providers and research institutes. To ensure that all parties have the same understanding and speak the same ‘language’, ASAM provides a platform to agree on standards, to exchange information, and to allow collaboration within a legal and anti-trust compliant setting.

Our international community of experts creates and establishes standards. ASAM standards enable interoperability and seamless exchange of information across toolchains in the mobility industry. The ASAM organization drives initiatives from ideation to release with well-proven, efficient processes and expertise. Collaboration and networking across the entire ecosystem ensure that ASAM’s standards are well-established. “

ASAM mission

ASAM provides support in connecting members, coordinating work groups, and developing, releasing, and maintaining standards. Our active community includes 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. 


The standards developed at ASAM span a wide range of use cases in automotive development, test, and Validation. They define file formats, data models, protocols, and interfaces. All ASAM standards aim to enable easy exchange of data and tools within and across tool chains. They are applied worldwide.


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ASAM standards are the common language that enables the exchange of data and ideas in the automotive development ecosystem – today and tomorrow.

Marius Dupuis, CEO, 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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