The OpenSCENARIO® project started in late 2014. The original idea, already discussed in 2006 in connection with the OpenDRIVE® initiative, was brought back to life at project meetings between the Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart and VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH.

It is regarded as a fact that, today, static content of driving simulation environments can be described in (supposedly) sufficient detail in tool-independent, de-facto standard formats:

In the OpenSCENARIO initiative, emphasis will be put on the dynamic content of driving simulation applications:

It is well understood that describing dynamic content in a common data format does not guarantee identical results throughout various simulation tool-chains. But, at the same time, having a common data format is a mandatory prerequisite for facilitating the exchange of scenarios between different users and/or platforms. For more detailed information, please have a look at OpenSCENARIO - initial presentation.
Road Map

The exact timeline of the OpenSCENARIO® road map is still to be determined. But it is common understanding that by the end of 2017 the following items shall be available:

  • specification
    • format specification document
    • schema file
    • style guide document
  • tools
    • open source validator tool
  • content
    • common vehicle database
    • collection of ADAS sample scenarios
    • variation of scenarios for different countries
  • support
    • website with project data
    • ticket system

With the 1st project meeting on October 15th, 2015, OpenSCENARIO will enter the second of three stages in its roadmap. After a preliminary stage for the identification of requirements, this stage will be used to write the actual specification of the OpenSCENARIO file format taking into account the requirements of all potential users that have been identified in the preliminary stage.

Core Team

The OpenSCENARIO core team has been announced officially on March 20th, 2016 and has expanded since. Its members will review and formally release the OpenSCENARIO standard. The core team as of March 05th, 2017, is shown in the following slide. Listing is by company in alphabetical order. Up to two representatives per company are also listed.

OSC Core Team