Description of road networks for driving and traffic simulation. Specification of driving maneuvers and test scenarios.

Domain Overview: Simulation



The Simulation Domain is our most recent domain which is drawing a huge interest in the industrie. ASAM has currently many standard development projects running (see tables below) and further ideas are on the way. 


Overview on the OpenX Standards at ASAM: 

New Standard Initiatives for the Domain Simulation

Scenario-Based Testing / Test Specification

A study group shall discuss the further need for standards throughout the scenario-based testing workflow. 

This study project shall examine the relevant use cases for scenario-based testing in more detail with the goal to identify all relevant standards, potential workflows and their variants, and the overall interplay between those parts to form a cohesive whole.


Study Project  

  • Kick-off Workshop: Nov 18, 2020  Review
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Proposal Phase (Study Project)

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ASAM has started a concept project to support the definition of ODDs (Operational Design Domain). ASAM OpenODD aims to define a format that can represent an abstract ODD for a vehicle. It will be designed to be machine processable throughout the vehicle development and lifecycle. ASAM OpenODD shall complement the activities by BSI (BSI PAS 1883 provides a taxonomy for ODD) and ISO (ISO 34503 uses the taxonomy to provide a high-level definition format for ODD).


A concept project has been set up and is currently running. It is foreseen to end in Q3 2021.


Development Phase (Concept Project)

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The Open Simulation Interface (OSI) is a generic interface that allows users to connect any sensor with a standardized interface to any automated driving function or driving simulator tool. Join this workshop to bring in your ideas and requirements on how to further develop ASAM OSI. This new standard will be further developed with agile, open source software development methods.


A development project has been set up and is currently running. A first release is foreseen for Q4 2020.


Development Phase

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ASAM OpenXOntology

This project aims to initiate the development of an ASAM Open Ontology that shall provide a foundation of common definitions, properties, and relations for central concepts of the ASAM OpenX standards, including OpenDRIVE, OpenSCENARIO, OpenLABEL and others.


A development project has been set up and is currently running. It is foreseen to end in Q2 2021.


Development Phase

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The ASAM OpenLABEL concept work group has developed a concept on how a future standard for labeling objects and scenarios could look like. It covered the aspects labeling methodology, labeling structure and file format. It is now time to convert the concept into a standard


A development project has been set up and is currently running. It is foreseen to end in Q4 2021.


Development Phase 

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Current Activities by Standard


File format for the description of road surfaces. 



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File format for the description of road networks. 


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File format for the description of vehicle maneuvers. 


Running Projects: 


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Generic interface to connect sensors to automated driving function and to driving simulators. 


Running Project

    Participation is possible any time.
    Ongoing project with the first release foreseen for Q4 2020.
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Domain Overview

This page shall give you an overview on all activities within the simulation domain and help you to navigte your way around. This site is currently being created and we are open for recommendations. Tell us what you expect to find here.

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