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The Eclipse Working Group openPASS is managing the Eclipse project sim@openPASS.

Eclipse sim@openPASS provides a software platform that enables the simulation of traffic scenarios to predict the real-world effectiveness of advanced driver assistance systems or automated driving functions.

Safety relevant aspects of traffic, such as infrastructural elements or behavioural characteristics, are investigated with this platform. The platform can run entirely flexible multi-agent simulations which include stochastic variations as well as reproducibility. The flexibility is achieved by outsourcing to dynamic libraries (so called modules) all models defining the traffic scenario or behaviour of traffic participants. Additionally, to the platform, demonstrator modules are provided, which comprise simple traffic scenarios and behaviours of traffic participants as well as a collision model to answer basic research questions. Furthermore, demonstrator applications will be given to post process the simulation results. sim@openPASS users can incorporate their own developed modules and post processing applications; this allows them to answer a wide variety of their specific research questions. These questions are related to development, testing, and rating of vehicle functions. Possible users can be automotive OEMs, suppliers, public transport authorities, consumer protection organizations, insurance companies, academia, and legislation.


Timeline of openPASS working group

The Eclipse Working Group openPASS was founded in August 2016. The idea of openPASS was generated from the initiative P.E.A.R.S. The founding members were BMW Group, Mercedes Benz-AG, ITK Engineering GmbH and Volkswagen Group of America. In January 2018 TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH has joined the WG followed by Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME) in June and Robert Bosch GmbH in November.

The WG is managing a single project namely sim@openPASS. The initial commit was in March 2017. Since then the open source platform has been developed further and several releases have been published.



BMW Group

The BMW Group is an automobile manufacturer. With its three brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the BMW Group is focusing on the premium sector of the international automobile market. In addition the BMW Group is also a manufacturer of motorcycles and a provider of financial services. Software plays an important role in modern cars and is one of the main drivers of innovation in the automobile industry. The Eclipse technology is used by BMW in various forms for the development of in-car electric/electronic (E/E) systems and its accompanying development tasks.


As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Groups strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm.

TUEV SUED Auto Service GmbH

TUEV SUED - Choose certainty. Add value. Everyday around the world, customers come to TUEV SUED with questions. Can we make it better, faster, more efficient and sustainable? How do we strike the balance between quality, profitability and sustainability? Beyond solving problems, TUEV SUED is dedicated to adding tangible economic value to our customers. That is why ‘Choose certainty. Add value.’ is the core philosophy behind everything that we do. We partner our customers with early consultation and continuous guidance to make sustainable progress a reality.

Volkswagen Group of America

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. It operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family of distinguished and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc. Founded in 1955, Volkswagen Group of America brings vehicles to the U.

Service provider

ITK Engineering GmbH

ITK Engineering GmbH was established in 1994 as “Ingenieurbüro für technische Kybernetik” and is an internationally operating technology company with customers in the automotive and aerospace industries as well as in building and medical technologies, motorsports, robotics and transportation. In addition to tailored technical consulting and development services, the company offers turn-key systems in the fields of software engineering, embedded systems, model-based design and testing as well as control systems design and signal processing.



Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME) oversees the wholesale sales and marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts and accessories, and Toyota’s European manufacturing and engineering operations. Toyota directly and indirectly employs around 94,000 people in Europe and has invested over EUR 8 billion since 1990. Toyota’s operations in Europe are supported by a network of 29 National Marketing and Sales Companies across 53 countries, a total of around 3,000 sales outlets, and nine manufacturing plants.


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For further information please visit the Eclipse OpenPASS Working Group Charter.


Steering Committee

Product Manager: Tuan Duong Quang (TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH)

Speaker of the Steering Committee: Jan Dobberstein (Daimler AG)

To contact the openPASS Steering Committee, please write to

Architecture Committee

Speaker of the Architecture Committee: Arun Das (BMW Group)

Meetings minutes of both Committees can be found in our Eclipsepedia.

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