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History of ASAM

  • 1998

    Association - ASAM e. V. is founded on Dec. 1st, 1998 in Stuttgart Germany on an initiative of the German car manufacturers AUDI, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, VW. ASAM e.V. is the follow-up organization for all ASAM and STAUMECS activities. At the foundation meeting, 26 companies joined the new association.

    The following five persons have been elected members of the Board of Directors:

    • Mr. Karl-Heinz Hönes (DaimlerChrysler AG; Chairman)
    • Mr. Pölsler (Porsche AG)
    • Dr. Langemack (Volkswagen AG)
    • Mr. Jürgen Döring (rd electronic gmbh)
    • Dr. Melder (GfS)
  • 1999

    The office of ASAM e. V. (registered association) locates to the Munich area. Hans-Georg Swolana is appointed ASAM Business Manager. The new organization is fully operational as of early 1999. 

    BMW AG (Germany), Volvo Technological Dev. Corp. (Sweden), General Motors Powertrain (USA) and Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany) join ASAM e.V.
    By the end of 1999 ASAM e.V. counts 51 members. Hence, it has doubled its members.

    ASAM establishes a cooperation with CAN-CiA.

    A North American ASAM Interest Group evolves.

  • 2000

    DENSO Corporation (Japan), Renault SA (France), and Ford Motor Company (USA) join ASAM e.V.

    A cooperation with ISO is initiated.

    The first certified ASAM products are being launched.

  • 2001

    After the regular term of 2 years, the second Board of Directors is being elected at the annual membership meeting in December 2000. As of January 1st, 2001 the board consists of:

    • Mr. Karl-Heinz Hoenes (DaimlerChrysler AG; Chairman)
    • Mr. Francis Ducroux (Renault SA)
    • Mr. Christian Peter (BMW AG)
    • Mr. Jürgen Döring (rd electronic gmbh)
    • Mr. Thomas Haller (AVL List GmbH)

    Froude Consine, Toyota Macs Inc., Meidensha Corporation, Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH join ASAM e.V.

  • 2002

    RENK Test System GmbH, Ono Sokki Customer Service Co, Ltd., Teradyne Diagnostic Solutions Ltd. join ASAM.

    The first version of ASAM CEA is being released. MSR standards are being incorporated into ASAM.

  • 2003

    In 2003, Siemens AG, Visu-IT! GmbH, Universität Stuttgart, and many other companies join. ASAM e.V. now counts more than 100 members, among them companies from USA, Japan, France, and Sweden.

    Since January 1st, 2003 the Board of Directors consists of:

    • Mr. Christian Peter (BMW AG; Chairman)
    • Mr. Martin Blanz (DaimlerChrysler AG)
    • Mr. Keith Butler (MTS Systems Corporation)
    • Mr. Juergen Doering (rd electronic gmbh)
    • Mr. Fred Nemenski (GM Powertrain - General Motors Corporation)

    ASAM MCD-3 is released for the first time.

  • 2004

    A&D Company Ltd., Berner & Mattner Systemtechnik GmbH and SPX Solutions/Valley Forge TIS GmbH join ASAM e.V.

    First release of ASAM MCD-2 NET (FIBEX)

    ASAM ODS V5.0.0 is accepted by ISO and is published as ISO 22720.

    The Board of Directors decides to freeze all standards in their current version for 18 months to help tool vendors to develop ASAM compliant tools.

  • 2005

    Since March 23, 2005 the Board of Directors consists of:

    • Mr. Martin Blanz (DaimlerChrysler AG; Chairman)
    • Mr. Fred Nemenski (GM Powertrain - General Motors Corporation)
    • Dr. Jobst Richert (dSPACE GmbH)
    • Mr. Jochen Thym (Softing AG)

    Frank Bohne is appointed ASAM Business Manager.

    ASAM LLC is founded as the regional representation of ASAM e.V. in North America.

  • 2006

    Johnson Controls, MAHLE Test Systems, and Beijing Institute of Technology join ASAM e.V.

    The first Solutions Guide is published containing case studies and a directory of members and ASAM compliant products. 

    First release of ASAM CDF, ASAM MDX, and ASAM MBFS. 

    The first official ASAM checkers are released:

    • A2L Checker
    • ODS Model and Data Checker. 
  • 2007

    The member base of ASAM remains stable at around 110 members. 

    Since March 22, 2007 the Board of Directors consists of:

    • Mr. Martin Blanz (DaimlerChrysler AG; Chairman)
    • Mr. Bernd Oeffling (AUDI AG)
    • Mr. Fred Nemenski (GM Powertrain - General Motors Corporation)
    • Dr. Jobst Richert (dSPACE GmbH)
    • Dr. George Gillespie (HORIBA Instruments Ltd.)

    The first version of ASAM FSX is released.

    A regional representation in India has been established to increase the user and membership base in Asia.

  • 2008

    ASAM e.V. now counts 116 members. 

    Since March 10, 2008 the Board of Directors consists of:

    • Mr. Martin Blanz (DaimlerChrysler AG; Chairman)
    • Mr. Manfred Keul (Audi AG)
    • Mr. Fred Nemenski (GM Powertrain - General Motors Corporation)
    • Dr. George Gillespie (HORIBA Instruments Ltd.)
    • Dr. Jobst Richert (dSPACE GmbH)

    Simon Preis is appointed ASAM Business Manager.

    The Technical Steering Committee is founded for the technical controlling of the standard development.

    First release of ASAM LXF.

  • 2009

    Since March 11, 2009 the Board of Directors consists of:

    • Mr. Manfred Keul (Audi AG; Chairman)
    • Mr. Günther Förstner (Elektrobit GmbH)
    • Prof. Dr. Marcus Rieker (HORIBA Europe GmbH)
    • Mr. Puran Parekh (iASYS Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)

    First release of ASAM HIL.

    MDF is incorporated into ASAM and firstly released as ASAM MDF.

  • 2010

    The office of ASAM e.V. moves to a new location in Hoehenkirchen, near Munich, Germany.

    The Membership Meeting decides to grant free access to ASAM standards for members only. Non-members have to purchase the standards in order to contribute to their development costs.

  • 2011

    Honda becomes the first OEM member from Japan with the aim to establish a Japanese interest group 

    Since March 31, 2011 the ASAM Board of Directors consists of:

    • Mr. Hans-Georg Swolana (BMW AG; Chairman of ASAM e.V.)
    • Mr. Puran Parekh (iASYS Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)
    • Prof. Dr. Marcus Rieker (HORIBA Europe GmbH)
    • Dr. Matthias Tschersich (Elektrobit GmbH)

    First regional project group in the US is established for creating an ODS companion standard.

  • 2012

    The amount of ASAM members jumps up to 132, the highest number in ASAM history.

    Toyota joins ASAM e.V. as second Japnanese OEM member.
    General Motors, PSA, and Volvo Cars rejoin ASAM e.V.

    ASAM MCD-3 is split up into two independent standards: ASAM MCD-3 MC and ASAM MCD-3D. 

    The first version of ASAM ATX is released.

    A Japanese ASAM Interest Group (JAIG) is officially established in Tokyo. The goal of JAIG is to study, evaluate and use ASAM standards in the Japanese automotive industry.  

  • 2013

    ASAM e.V. is turning 15! On this occasion, ASAM hosts the first ASAM International Conference. More than 100 participants and 17 exhibitors celebrate the 15 year anniversary at the Maritim Hotel in Dresden, Germany.

    On April 9, 2013, the Membership Meeting elects the new ASAM Board of Directors. Members of the new Board are:

    • Hans-Georg Swolana (BMW AG), Chairman
    • Raghavendra Kulkarni (Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd.)
    • Christoph Niessen (Detroit Diesel Corp. - Daimler AG)
    • Prof. Dr. Marcus Rieker (HORIBA Europe GmbH)
  • 2014

    Professionally Developed Open-Source Software for ASAM XIL V2.0.0

    For the first time, ASAM is releasing a standard together with professionally-developed open-source software in one package. The released standard ASAM XIL 2.0 describes a vendor-independent interface between test automation tools and test benches. The included source code provides an implementation of a significant amount of interface functions, which are considered non-competitive. 

    ASAM XIL is the successor of ASAM HIL. The name change demonstrates its applicability not only for HIL systems (Hardware-in-the-Loop) but also for PIL (Processor-in-the-Loop), SIL (Software-in-the-Loop) and MIL (Model-in-the-Loop) systems.

  • 2015

    ASAM opens an office in Japan

    ASAM Japan G.K. officially opens its doors in November 2015 with Yoshiaki Shoi as contracted representative of ASAM in Japan. With this step, ASAM is reacting on the great interest  in ASAM and the high number of new memberships in Japan. The office aims to promote collaboration among engineers and promote the concept of standardization in Japan.

    2nd ASAM International Conference on "Big Data in Future Car Development"

    In Dec. 2015 the second ASAM International Conference is taking place in Dresden with the topic "Big Data in Future Car Development - Chances for Engineering, Value for the Driver". This conference succeeds in providing an overview on this highly relevant topic and opens up the discussion with the IT industry.

    New ASAM Board of Directors

    The following persons are elected member of the ASAM Board of Directors:

    • Hans-Georg Swolana (BMW AG), Chairman
    • Marc Blatter (Daimler AG)
    • Gorance Eftimovski (Cummins Inc.)
    • Prof. Dr. Marcus Rieker (HORIBA Europe GmbH)




  • 2016

    ASAM releases a new standard: ASAM MCD-2 CERP (Calibration Expert System Rule and Product Format) is based on OTX (ISO 13209) and allows to develop complex rules for checking the dependencies and integrity of ECU calibration parameters.

    ASAM releases another standard: ASAM CPX (CalibrationProcess Exchange Language) provides a way to describe the processes for ECU calibration, which is standardized, independent, exchangeable and long-term stable. ASAM CPX extends OTX (ISO13209). It provides programmatic access to calibration and measurement data on the ECU, access to its meta information (from A2L files), and other functions.

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