ASAM ODS Maintenance
Kristl, Seibt & Co
This is a follow-up project for ASAM ODS V6.0 (expected release in Feb. 2017). This project shall clarify and fix open questions, issues, and ambiguities that will come up during the implementation of the new ASAM ODS HTTP-API. Change requests for the CORBA-based OO-API can be addressed.
Furthermore, the project group will prepare a cross-test and collaborate with the work group "Big Data Technologies for ASAM ODS" (P2015-08).
HEX File Management
The strong interdependencies between ECUs, particularly in the areas of ADAS and autonomous driving, require a sophisticated HEX-file management, which helps engineers to choose the correct HEX-files to be flashed in ECUs that functionally fit to the other ECUs of the system. This project will develop a concept for a tool, which makes HEX-files addressable, searchable and understandable within a structured database.
The purpose of this project is to define:
- a meta model to manage HEX-files in a database
- a specification how to create links to internal and external information
- an interface connecting external tools with the HEX-file management system
- rules for HEX-file identification
Software Debugging over XCP
ASAM MCD-1 XCP shall be extended by new methods to enable protocol-based software debugging over XCP. Two setups shall be supported: Debugging via POD and debugging via an automotive bus.
To support these setups, new XCP commands, events, and error codes shall be defined. This extension of XCP will become part of a new standard, which is associated to ASAM MCD-1 XCP.
Big Data Technologies for ASAM ODS - Phase 2
This concept project has the primary purpose to investigate automotive end-user needs for handling big-data throughout the automotive development process, to derive a suitable big-data system setup, provide a proof-of-concept via a prototyping phase and to ultimately derive recommendations for the further development of ASAM ODS from the experiences from this project.
In the upcoming phase 2 of the project, the project members intend to investigate storage and data access architectures, that support scalable high-performance storage and computing clusters, and look into the requirements of a processing access layer.
ASAM MCD-2 MC
This internationally staffed project will address feature requests and bug reports that were requested by several Japanese OEM members. These members will also actively participate in the project. Additionally, the project proposal contains a list of suggested change requests, whose inclusion for this project is still under discussion and not decided yet.
ASAM MCD-2 NET
AUDI Electronics Venture
The project has the primary goal to extend the standard with changes that allow FIBEX to specify service-oriented communication over Ethernet and to harmonize the standard with AUTOSAR and the SOME/IP protocol. To assure tool interoperability between different vendors and OEMs, the project includes some minor improvements in the standard to avoid OEM-specific extensions.
Real-Time ECU Access API
Kristl, Seibt & Co
Within ASAM, several standards (namely, ASAP 3, ASAM MCD-3 MC and ASAM XIL) address the requirement to connect an ECU to an automation system or to another data processing environment via an appropriate measurement and calibration tool. These standards cover specific tool chains and work processes within the E/E development. Furthermore, members started to extend the standards with their own proprietary extensions. And the European Union started several research activities regarding real-time system integration of simulation and ECU components. This has caused a situation where there are too many standards and versions of standards in use today which cause unnecessary implementation and integration efforts.
This concept project shall review the status of the mentioned standards, extensions and other projects with respect to real-time ECU access and develop a concept for a potential standardization architecture.
ASAM members recognize the need to improve MDF files to provide better access for ODS servers and data post-processing tools. Therefore, several ASAM members are proposing to further develop the standard. ASAM MDF is a widely accepted standard for storing measurement data in an efficient, binary format.
ASAM MCD-1 XCP
Continental Automotive GmbH,
Robert Bosch GmbH,
RA Consulting GmbH, Vector Informatik GmbH
This project enhances ASAM MCD-1 XCP V1.3. and addresses the following areas: packed DAQ lists, calibration page relevant state transitions, multicore DAQ consistency, optimization methods for DAQ configuration, increase the number of possible protocol services, ETH slave configuration, and POD related requirements
ASAM MCD-2 CERP (Main)
The first version of ASAM MCD-2 CERP (V1.0.0) has been published in March 2016. ASAM MCD-2 CERP defines an exchange format to formalize calibration expert knowledge.
In this maintenance project, feedback shall be collected to verify the new standard in daily business. All companies who intend to develop a tool based on ASAM MCD-2 CERP are asked to contribute their experience. The feedback will be separated into topics for a future version development and for this maintenance project. The goal is to offer developing partners a fast feedback loop and quick bug fixing. It is planned to publish a maintenance version at the end of this project.
ASAM CPX (Main)
ASAM CPX has been firstly released in March 2016. It describes a vendor independent exchange format for calibration process descriptions. These descriptions are used for static machine and flow chart workflows and for calibration and mesurement activities.
During this maintenance project, feedback shall be collected to verify the new standard in daily business. All companies who intend to develop a tool based on ASAM CPX are asked to contribute their experience. The feedback will be separated into topics for a future version development and for this maintenance project. The goal is to offer developing partners a fast feedback loop and quick bug fixing. It is planned to publish a maintenance version at the end of this project.
Investigating applicability of ASAM MCD-1 XCP 1.3 and POD Access
ASAM MCD-1 XCP 1.3 と POD Access の活用性向上
Fuji Heavy Industries;
The aim of this project is to understand the new time correlation functions of XCP as well as the underlying use cases for POD Access.
このワークグループの目的は、MCD-1 XCP 1.3で追加された時間相関機能と策定中のPOD Accessに関して、
P2015-07 (JP Regional Project)
日本でのワークグループ告知「ASAM ODS ユースケース分析と解決方法の決定」
ASAM ODS Use Case Analysis
Fuji Heavy Industries,
Toyota Motor Corp.;
National Instrum. JP,
PVMsys Infra Solutions,
The work group has the purpose to study typical OEM use-cases and to analyse, if they are sufficiently covered by the current ASAM ODS standard. The work group will focus in understanding the standard correctly or - in case that a use-case is not covered by the standard - to determine actions for finding a solution.
ASAM has started a new project to further develop ASAM XIL. The primary goal of the project is to resolve reported bugs and to incorporate smaller change requests to the standard. End users and tool vendors, who have already applied ASAM XIL 2.x in practice, are requested to bring in their experiences into the new maintenance project.
ASAM XIL Cross Test
With the availability of products based on ASAM XIL 2.x, ASAM is calling for an ASAM XIL cross test event based on the latest release 2.0.1. The cross test shall focus on test launch, interoperability and general testing of extended and refined interfaces introduced with version 2.x. The project includes the preparation phase determining the test cases of the project, followed by the cross test event itself. The time frame will be from Nov. 2015 – Sep. 2016. All members with products based on ASAM XIL 2.x are invited to join the project.
ASAM OTX Extension
AUDI, Daimler, Porsche, VW, Bosch
AVL, Cognitran, DSA-Daten- und Systemtechnik, eMotive, KPIT Infosystems, M&K Mess- und Kommunikationstechnik, RA Consulting, Siemens, Softing Automitive Electronics
ISO 13209 Open Test sequence eXchange format (OTX) sets a standard for the description of test execution sequences. The standard originated from the vehicle diagnostics area, but is not limited to this area and can be used in various other test automation scenarios of the automotive industry. In OTX has an extension concept, which allows to add features to the core of the standard. In a previous project, certain extensions have already been added. This project is a continuation of the previous project and enhance the scope by further extensions. The results will feed back into the ISO standard 13209.
ASAM POD Driver
Volkswagen, Bosch, Continental,
ATI, AVL, dSPACE, Etas, Intrepid Control Systems, RA Consulting, Vector Informatik
The project has the purpose to standardize the software interface between the application software of a control unit and plug-on devices (POD) of a calibration system.