ASAM OpenDRIVE is an open file format for the logical description of road networks. It is based on the OpenDRIVE® initiative by VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH and Daimler AG. In September 2018, the standard was transferred to ASAM to be further developed in a professional standardization organization. 

Initiated by Daimler AG Driving Simulator and VIRES Simulationstechnologie in 2005, the OpenDRIVE format meanwhile is the leading open format and the de-facto standard for the description of road networks in driving simulation applications. It has shown its usability in numerous driving simulation solutions like vehicle dynamics, traffic simulation, scenario simulation, etc.

Download OpenDRIVE® V1.4.0

This version has been developed by the OpenDRIVE core team. ASAM is not taking responsobility for content or correctness of the downloadable standard.

ASAM is hosting a proposal workshop on January 15 - 16, 2019 to determine content and project plan for the futher development of the standard. The following proposals shall be discussed:

  • a transfer project, to clarify and formalize the content of the current version of ASAM OpenDRIVE.
  • a concept project, which shall determine the further development of the standard for existing or new features.
  • an implementation project to develop or provide supplementary tools that support the application of ASAM OpenDRIVE in practice.

Industry experts, which either develop simulators or regularly use them, are cordially invited to take part and influence the scope and content of the upcoming standard development projects.

Next Step:

In a next step, the current version of the standard will be adopted to formal ASAM standards and distributed free of charge via the ASAM website. Participating in the futher development of the standard requires ASAM membership. 

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Upcoming Activities

Proposal Workshop

on: Jan 15 - 16, 2019
in: Höhenkirchen (near Munich), Germany
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ASAM Membership is not required to take part!

Past Events

Project Proposals - Open for Participation

Currently, there are no project proposals


Ongoing projects

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