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Goals and Vision

The rise of advanced driver assistance systems and partially automated driving functions leads to the need of virtual simulation to assess these systems and their effects. This especially refers, but is not limited, to safety effects in traffic. There are various methods and tools for prospective evaluation of safety systems with respect to traffic safety. Implementing the methodology by creating and maintaining the SIM@openPASS platform will support reliability and transparency of results obtained by simulation. The growing number, complexity, and variety of those vehicle functions make simulation an essential part in research, development, testing, public rating, and homologation and is thus, directly or indirectly, required by all stakeholders in vehicle safety, such as manufacturers, suppliers, insurance companies, legislators, consumer advocates, academia, and other.

Every result obtained by the use of any openPASS related Eclipse project result shall clearly identify the Version of the openPASS related project it was calculated with.

The openPASS working group is the driving force behind related development of core frameworks and modules. The openPASS WG shall endeavor to make sure that openPASS related Eclipse projects are in line with external important developments. The goal is a broad availability of different modules.


The charter has been approved by the executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, Mike Milinkovich, on August 10th, 2017. The Working Group has been created.

Founder members and their representatives are:

  • BMW Group, Lei Wang
  • Daimler AG, Jan Dobberstein
  • ITK-Engineering AG, Alexander Prahl
  • Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Jason Gainey

Steering Committee

Speaker of the Steering Committee: Jan Dobberstein

Current Members

Company Role
BMW Group Driver Member
Daimler AG Driver Member
ITK-Engineering AG Service Provider
Volkswagen of America Driver Member

Organization and Contact

For more information, contact or subscribe to the public WG mailing list.

Events, Activities and News

August 2016

On August 10, 2016 the working group was officially founded.

Related Eclipse Projects


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