Date: February 21, 2020
Location: ASAM e.V.
On behalf of ASAM we would like to thank our almost 100 participants of the recent kickoff workshop for the ASAM Open Simulation Interface (OSI). We had participants from all across the globe, ranging from OEMs, to Tier 1s, tool vendors and hardware suppliers.
Klaus Estenfeld (ASAM) began the day by presenting an Overview of ASAM for those new to the table.
Ben Engel (ASAM) then presented an overview of the new Open Source Project Process at ASAM. This presentation is intended to give a first insight into how we are planning to manage open source projects and tooling at ASAM.
In short, ASAM will have two project types:
In addition, ASAM will provide an open platform on e.g. GitHub to host complimentary tools to its standards. Submission to this platform is via an "Open Source Tool Proposal", the template for which will be made available in the near future.
The legal side of contributing to ASAM open source projects will be covered by the Developer Certificate of Origin for all contributions, with member companies having the option to sign an additional Member Contributor Agreement with a list of authorized contributors. Project licenses will be project-specific and selected from a list of recognised open source licenses
Any feedback on what we can improve to allow your companies to participate is welcome: Please contact us at info(at)asam.net.
Presentation by Carlo van Driesten (BMW) on: What is OSI?
The purpose of this workshop was to review the participants' use cases for OSI in order to gain an overview of current or future requirements on the Standard. This will be used as input for the upcoming project proposal.
Description format for object lists of idealized sensor data
Unified way to express environment data
Interface to bridge the virtual and real worlds. Still missing:
Real representation of the state of the virtual world (i.e. ground truth), e.g. references to the lane parameters by referencing OpenDRIVE
OSI should contain references to and harmonise with OpenX standards
Generic interface to tools in the Simulation tool landscape
Generic Data Model to represent tool internal data structures
Generic representation of sensor data
Representation of sensor specific material information. As a messaging format, OSI should be able to include such data but will not define the information itself (i.e. will be defined by other standards) e.g. refer/make use of MDL
Presentation by Pierre Mai (PMSF IT) on: Currently Planned Features and Enhancements
Additional content by Thomas Nader (BMW), Clemens Habedank (IAV), Thomas Schlömicher (AVL)(not presented): Empowering OSI - Beyond Sensor Modelling
Goal: Identify and cluster topics for a first ASAM OSI development project
4 initial work packages identified:
Right now a project proposal is being developed. Four webex meeting are scheduled to further discuss the work package content and begin bringing it and relevant use cases into the project proposal (https://code.asam.net/simulation/proposal/osi).
Each meeting is planned for 1 hr:
The meetings are open to anyone so please feel free to join! If you or your company have a further work package you feel needs to be considered, please get in touch with benjamin.engel(at)asam.net and we will support you in checking for other interested parties.
6.1. Physical sensor modelling (i.e. a better ground truth)
6.2. Traffic participants & roadside infrastructure
6.3. OSI performance and packaging (e.g. improvements for real time)
6.4. Harmonization with other OpenX standards