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Editorial guide

This guide contains editorial rules for contributing content to a project in written form. It is meant primarily intended for technical writers and project group members.   Click here


Project handbook

This document describes how to propose, develop, review and release ASAM standards, how to resolve known problems with already released versions and contains definitions of the ASAM project types. This handbook should be read by members, who want to propose or lead an ASAM project.
(The project handbook is currently being revised. The requirements by the editorial guide are not yet included.)  Download


TSC guidelines

This document describes tasks and responsibilities of the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) like processes related to project controlling, how meetings and votings are carried out, and the process for quotation and ordering. This document should be read by candidates or elected members of the TSC.  Download





Proposal templates                         Download


Meeting minutes                               Download


Contact list                                           Download


Request for quotation                    Download


Release presentation                      Download


Work group information sheet  Download

To propose an ASAM study project.


Standards template                        Download

Tools & Support

Antitrust reminder

Please read this document to be aware of antitrust requirements and behavior within ASAM project groups.  Download





ASAM may organize training sessions to support ASAM projects. The intention of these trainings is to provide a knowledge base that enables participants to come to a common understanding or identify suitable approaches for their project work.

Review Trainings




Internal Standards

Data models


MSR Description for Software of ECUs. Provides a Data Model for the formal description of software components in an ECU. Download



Harmonized Data Objects. Provides a Data Model for data elements shared in the MCD-area. For the most parts, it is identical with ASAM MSRSW. Download


ASAM data types V2.0.0

Definition of data types, e.g. boolean, integer, float, string, BLOB, etc, and related functions. Download


ASAM structures V2.0.0

Definition of data structures, e.g. for time, IP adresses or URLs. Download





ASAM expression V1.0.1

General expression syntax. Provides a language to express arithmetic, relational and logical expressions in a C-like notation. Download




Model-based development

ASAM modeling V1.0.0

Modeling guidelines. Rules for the creation of UML models. Includes rules for specific standards, e.g. ASAM XILDownload



Unit handling

ASAM unit handling guide

Rules for the definition and handling of units in ASAM standards. The package also includes a template for ASAM standards to use as a basis for the definition of units. Download

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