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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 Eclipse openPASS working group is the driving force behind related development of core frameworks and modules. The Eclipse 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 according to the Eclipse Working Group Process.

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

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

Architecture Committee

Speaker of the Architecture Committee: Timo Vogt

  • BMW Group, Timo Vogt
  • Daimler AG, Jörg Bakker
  • Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Jason Gainey
  • ITK-Engineering AG, Alexander Prahl (as project Leader of sim@OpenPASS)

Quality Committee

To be established soon

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


Eclipse openPASS WG Charter

Eclipse Working Group Participation Agreement

Mailing list Archives

Questions and Answers

How to communicate with the Working Group

Please communicate with the Working Group via the public mailing list.

How to participate

Any company being at least an Eclipse Solution Member can participate in the working group. The company has to sign the Working Group participation agreement including Exhibit G of the same document and send it to the Eclipse Management Organisation.

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