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Download pre-built openPASS

To get started quickly with openPASS and get a first impression, you can download a pre-built openPASS version. This link will direct you to the CI of openPASS where you can find the latest version of openPASS. To download the latest version please click in the CI on “” for the Windows version or “openPASS_SIM.tar.gz” for the Linux version.


The documentation of openPASS can be found here: openPASS Documentation. It consists of information about the installation, configuration and usage of openPASS.



Active safety SystemsActive safety systems are, within the context of the tool, systems that have notable safety effect on the course of simulated scenarios.
ADASAdvanced Driver Assistance System
PCM of GIDASPreCrash Matrix from the database of the German In-Depth Accident Study



CoreConsists of opSimulationManager and opSimulation and provides the main functionality of the platform, like creating agents, scheduling tasks and coordinating the flow of information.
Core ModuleA module that provides a main function to the core, like a detection of collisions or some stochastic equations. These modules are not part of the core, but part of the platform itself. They´re exchangeable, so that some functionality can be implemented differently.
PlatformA software environment which provides the functionality to simulate a set of different traffic scenarios. Consists of the opSimulationManager, opSimulation, Core Modules and Interfaces.
openPASSPlatform for the simulative evaluation of active safety systems in vehicles.
opSimulationManagerCoordinator of the simulation process. It starts one simulation (opSimulation) for each scenario.
opSimulationThe opSimulation is the simulator. It runs one scenario with a defined number of similar situations.


AgentAn arbitrary static or dynamic object in the simulation of a traffic scenario. Therefore, it might (but does not have to) be a traffic participant. An agent consists of one Agent Equipment and its physical parameters.
Agent EquipmentA set of components determining an agent’s behavior.
ComponentA module that defines a specific part of an agent’s behavior, like sensing the environment (Sensor) or calculating a desired acceleration (Algorithm).
SignalA general term that subsumes inputs and outputs. Signals are transported by channels within an agent’s equipment.

Report a Bug

The openPASS WG uses GitLab, an open source end-to-end software development platform with built-in version control, issue tracking, code review, CI/CD, and more. Among other things, we are using it to track bugs, create user stories, epics and plan the next releases. Under the tracker “Issues” you can report your bug. Furthermore, you can find a summary which concludes all the previous fixed, ongoing and new bugs. Click here to create your first bug.

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