AV Scenario Description Language Is Now Open

For developers of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AVs), one of the big challenges is to verify if their test vehicles have dealt with a full spectrum of driving scenarios.

Without a common language to describe the scenarios, nor agreed-upon metrics common to diverse testing platforms and verification techniques, it’s been impossible for carmakers to verify, validate and measure the safety of their testing ADAS and AVs.

Foretellix, a Tel Aviv-based startup, is a pioneer in creating a common description language — called Measurable Scenario Description Language — for ADAS and AV designers. The company announced Monday that it has now made M-SDL open to the industry (under the Apache 2.0 license).