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

Eclipse 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 systems.

Safety relevant aspects of traffic, such as infrastructural elements or behavioral characteristics, are investigated with this platform. The platform can run entirely flexible multi-agent simulations which include stochastic variation as well as reproducibility. The flexibility is achieved by outsourcing to dynamic libraries (so called modules) all models defining the traffic scenario or behavior of traffic participants. Additionally, to the platform, demonstrator modules are provided, which comprise simple traffic scenarios and behaviors 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. 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 systems. 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 AG. In January 2018 TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH has joined the WG followed by Robert Bosch GmbH in November.

The initial commit was in March 2017. Since then the open source platform has been developed further and several releases have been published.



PrivilegeDriver MemberUser MemberService Provider MemberProject Manager
Steering CommitteeXElectedElected-
Architecture CommitteeX--X
Quality CommitteeXElectedElectedX
General AssemblyXXX-

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 (Mercedes-Benz AG on behalf of Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation)

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 on GitLab

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