TISA presented at the 18th Open Auto Drive Forum (OADF) that took place on-line on 22 November 2022. The OADF intends to give all stakeholders involved in automated driving the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences on standardisation matters. At the event, Executive Director of TISA Matthias Unbehaun gave an update of the organisation’s latest activities including on the role that TPEG2 EAW plays in emergency situations, TPEG DRR and future developments towards TPEG3.
Whilst presenting, Matthias Unbehaun pointed out that ‘TISA contributes to closing gaps in the ODD and creating a seamless automated driving experience by delivering standards for the provision of highly dynamic traffic information for AD vehicles. This type of information focuses on non-standard or unexpected situations for AD vehicles and it also increases the look-ahead beyond the range of the on-board sensors. ‘ He also concluded that TISA had made good progress working on its toolchain to become the ‘workbench for TPEG3 for AD’. A quick survey made by TISA and taken at the event, revealed that the current working assumption to use protocol buffers for serialization needed to be revisited and other serialization schemes to be considered for further benchmarking.
Also, in attendance were the other OADF member organisations, including ADASIS, NDS, SENSORIS, SIP-adus, TISA and TN-ITS as well as ASAM. Thought leaders such as Aria Etemad from Volkswagen outlined the challenges of introducing higher automation, Steffen Kuhn from Elektrobit presented recommendations on map reliability in the upcoming ISO TS 5083 and Trond Hovland from ITS Norway talked about standardizing HD maps for the next generation of mobility.
In 2015, the OADF was set up to create an ecosystem for automated driving and coordinate standardization matters within this ecosystem. Major progress has already been made in establishing and updating a commonly accepted ecosystem architecture that identifies the building blocks needed for autonomous driving and its main interfaces, as well as the understanding of functional safety issues involved in using HD maps.