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ASAM is a well-established international association whose membership consists of the big international automotive OEMs, Tier-1 suppliers and tool suppliers worldwide.

Founded in 1998, ASAM offers a platform for our members whereOEMs and suppliers meet to commonly define industrial standards in the area of vehicle development. The standards are indispensable in today's engineering, testing and automation world:

  • Almost all road vehicles with electronic control units (ECU) are calibrated with tools based on ASAM standards.
  • All German car makers use the ASAM ODX format for every new vehicle platform to describe its diagnostics capabilities.
  • Most test benches world-wide use ASAM standards for integrating test automation and test data management tools.

ASAM is the legal representative of 25 standards. These standards define protocols, data models, file formats and application programming interfaces (APIs) for the use in the development and testing of automotive electronic control units. A large amount of popular tools in the areas of simulation, measurement, calibration and test automation are compliant to ASAM standards. Compliance guarantees interoperability of tools from different vendors, allows data exchange without the need for converters, and facilitates the exchange of unambiguous specification between customers and suppliers.

ASAM's ODS standard (Open Data Services) is the foundation for the openMDM project and the Eclipse Open Measured Data Management Working Group. It is the standard that most test and measurement data systems are based upon in the automotive industry. ODS standardizes the creation of semantically well-defined data models and the exchange of data via a client-server API or file exchange formats. ASAM continuously further develops ASAM ODS to cope with the increasing demands of the industry, e.g. by adding a REST-based web interface and making the standard ready for big data systems.


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