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Simulation Scenario – simulation-based platform for autonomous vehicles

The ever-accelerating development pace within automotive industry towards automated driving makes in necessary to find faster methods to evaluate functionalities but also to support verification and validation. The project develops techniques and tool for a common simulation-based platform within the automotive industry-based on OpenSCENARIO.

Aim and goal

The project aims at developing a simulation-based test method through a common scenario simulation engine and a common toolchain. The goal is to support development, verification and validation of functionalities for automated vehicles.


Today real cars are used for verification and validation, but the rapid pace of development makes this costlier and less attractive. Due to safety issues and difficulties to create repeatable and controllable test environments there is a desire to move towards simulated scenarios. There is a lack of common processes and tools to create virtual roads and traffic scenarios which makes it difficult to share test cases and analyze results in different simulation environments.


The project focuses on the open standard OpenSCENARIO to develop a common scenario engine and a common toolchain.


It is necessary for the whole transport sector to move into simulation-based traffic scenarios and have common processes and standards. It makes it possible to test and evaluate functionalities very early in the development process and to support the overall verification and validation processes. By the results from the project the different stakeholders will be able to share key scenarios and accelerate the whole development process and better support continuous development & integration by using highly automated and repeatable test scenarios. In a longer perspective the project takes the first steps towards scenario-based certification within NHTSA and EuroNCAP.


Project name




RISE role in project

Forskare Intelligent Transport System & saktekniskt kunnig

Project start


2017-03-01 - 2019-02-28

Total budget

14,7 MSEK


AstaZero, HiQ, Volvo Cars, VCC, VGTT


FFI VInnova


Supports the UN sustainability goals

11. Sustainable cities and communities