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Enabling Virtual Test & Validation – Defining data quality requirements and acceptance tests for ASAM OpenX simulation data


Carlo van Driesten

BMW Group



The goal of a virtually enhanced Homologation process through the usage of driving simulators relies on the quality of the data used as input for the Simulation. If HD Maps, driver models, scenarios, or sensor models, the integration of such elements in various systems throughout deep supply chains demand a common understanding brought by standards like e.g. OpenDRIVE from ASAM e.V. OpenX. But what makes a Map “HD” and how can we validate the quality of such a claim e.g. in the context of a function that needs to fulfill the ALKS regulation UN R157? High quality data in standardized formats can also be used as a corner stone of Simulation tool Certification. The availability of data is impacted by defining clear requirements. BMW explores the possibility to define requirement levels for the Open Simulation Interface and categorize sensor models within the European research family GaiaX.