Japanese Motorcycle OEMs express great interest in using ASAM standards

Japanese motorcycle OEMs (Honda R&D, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha) met with ASAM in Tokyo on Aug. 26, 2016 to discuss the usage and development of ASAM standards and to learn more about current activities in Japan.

The main goal of the meeting was to evaluate the application of measurement, calibration and diagnostic tools that are compliant to ASAM standards and check their usability for the motorcycle industry.  

Four motorcycle OEMs (Honda R&D, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha) and four Tier-1 suppliers expressed their intention to use ASAM compliant development tools for measurement, calibration and diagnostic purposes in the motorcycle development. The motivation is to introduce a state-of-the-art development process chain for measurement and calibration that will ultimately lead to further cost reductions. This strategy corresponds to the Japanese passenger car OEMs who have already decided on that step a while ago.  

But the meeting was not only about the usage of ASAM compliant tools in general. The attendees have also discussed the interoperability of ASAM compliant tools, particularly in the case of ASAM MCD-1 XCP: The OEMs have aligned and consolidated common use cases for ASAM MCD-1 XCP and decided to conduct an XCP cross test for different XCP-compliant tools. The OEM group will continue to evaluate those tools by their capability to reduce costs. 

At the end of the meeting, the Japanese motorcycle OEMs have agreed to continue these collaborative activities, to consolidate common concerns, and to identify further standardization needs in non-competitive areas. The OEMs welcome joining member to take collaborative activities with them.

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