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Review: 15th Open Auto Drive Forum on May 6, 2021

About 140 automotive experts joined the 15th Open Auto Drive Forum event on May 6, 2021 to discuss advancements in standardization related to automated and autonomous driving.

Matthias Unbehaun, OADF Speaker and TISA Executive Director opened the meeting with a short introduction for the new OADF attendees. The keynote speech was given by François Coallier from the École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) in Québec, Canada. He focused on how international IT standards can contribute to the engineering and operation of autonomous vehicles. In the spirit of the event, the presentation led to several interesting questions and discussions.

In the core sessions of the event the participating standardization organizations updated on their latest activities regarding Automated Driving:

  • Jean-Charles Pandazis from ERTICO reported on ADASIS v3.2 released internally in April (public release 2022), on the progress of a reference system as well as on the current development and planning of ADASIS v3.3.
  • Benjamin Engel from ASAM gave an update on the ASAM activities, including OpenDRIVE, OpenCRC, OpenScenario, OpenODD, OpenLabel, the ASAM Open Simulation Interface, the OpenXOntology as well as the activities of the ASAM test specification study group.
  • Martin Schleicher representing Elektrobit in NDS focused on use cases and design principles of NDS.Live, the next generation of the Navigation Data Standard (NDS) standard. He also presented the updated NDS roadmap until 2024.
  • András Csepinszky from NNG reported on SENSORIS’ objectives, its status today, its harmonization efforts in field of Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility as well as on ongoing discussions regarding compliance.
  • Satoru Nakajo from the University of Tokyo gave an overview on SIP-adus, on the status of the Field Operational Test (FOT) and on the related Dynamic Map Platform Corporation (DMP), which would expand their coverage to 130,000km including ordinary roads by 2024.
  • Matthias Unbehaun from TISA reported on the development of the TPEG3 protocols to provide real-time information dedicated for AD vehicles as well as on one of the lead use cases, namely an emergency vehicle approaching.
  • Christian Kleine from HERE Technologies introduced to the objectives and assets of TN-ITS, its tools in development, its partnership with CEN/TC278 as well as on TN-ITS’ roadmap and planned milestones.

The presentations were accompanied by polls in which the attendees were asked for their opinion on specific standard-related questions. At the end of each presentation, the participants used the opportunity to pose their questions to the speakers. The OADF event proved again to be a perfect occasion  to meet key persons driving essential standards relevant for automated driving and to interact with the OADF Members. The next OADF meeting, led by the new OADF Speaker and SENSORIS Co-Chairman András Csepinszky, will take place in September 2021. The date and format of the event will be annou

The next OADF meeting, led by the new OADF Speaker and SENSORIS Co-Chairman András Csepinszky, will take place in September 2021. The date and format of the event will be announced in due time.