In Technical Steering Committee Meetings #19, Autoware Foundation decided to start a new working group for ODD definition.
I’m Hiroshi IGATA, a new member with Tier IV. I have a long experience in automotive OEM in chassis control, connected technology, and MaaS business development etc. I was chosen as one of the leads for this ODD Working group in the Autoware Foundation’s Technical Steering Committee Meeting #19 on Wednesday, and would would like to announce the ODD Working Group. I hope that I can facilitate this working group well leveraging my past experience.
The purpose of the Working Group is to define the ODD chosen by TSC and the associated scenarios in machine readable format which can best visualize the evolution and capability of Autoware. The output will include detailed/parametrized ODD definition and the reasonably comprehensive list of associated use case scenarios in the machine readable format.
“Building-to-building transport of cargo that will include indoor travel” was selected by TSC as the next ODD to work on.
We will begin with weekly meetings. After populating the participant list by EoB Thursday, June 24 (your time), I would like to do a quick Doodle poll. Initial meetings will be at 12:00 PM (midnight) (JST) to make it easier for participants from both Europe and US time zones. (see below for the meeting information). I wish to have the first meeting by the end of this month, if possible.
The regular time is to be decided based on who wants to participate in the working group, so if you are interested then speak up here even if you can’t join the first meeting!
Most of our coordination will be via GitLab 4. Zoom conferences will mainly be used to catch up on progress overviews and discuss tricky issues that are hard to do via text.
I encourage anyone who is interested in seeing Autoware progress and contributing to that through ODD definition and use case description to join the working group. We are open to all, no matter your affiliation or skill set. ODD definition does not require coding skill, but your engineering sense.