• M-SDL used in OpenSCENARIO 2.0 concept document for all examples of a domain-specific Scenario Description Language, critical to ADAS & AV verification and validation

Foretellix, an Israeli based start-up with a mission to enable measurable safety of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) & autonomous vehicles (AVs), today announced that its Open M-SDL language concepts are included in the recently published ASAM OpenSCENARIO 2.0 Concept Document published by the Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems (ASAM, www.asam.net). ASAM membership consists of around 300 member organizations worldwide. These member organizations include automotive OEMs, suppliers, tool vendors, engineering service providers and research institutes.

Foretellix had previously opened M-SDL (Measurable Scenario Description Language) and contributed its concepts to the ASAM OpenSCENARIO concept working group. M-SDL is the first open language that addresses multiple shortcomings of today’s formats, languages, methods and metrics used to verify and validate ADAS and AVs, and address the industry mandate for ‘measurable safety’. Over 500 engineers from 250 different entities have already downloaded the M-SDL specification.

The ASAM OpenSCENARIO 2.0 standard is meant to support the definition of tests and scenarios for the full development process of autonomous vehicles, and the full complexity of real-world scenarios, including complex inner-city traffic. Required use cases span from pure software-based simulation, through SIL, HIL, VIL hybrid testing models, up to test tracks and street driving. It will also ensure a migration path from ASAM OpenSCENARIO 1.x, with execution compatibility. The ASAM OpenSCENARIO 2.0 concept document has been published and is available on ASAM’s website here.