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Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Meeting #26 (2021/01/20) Minutes

2021/01/20 22:00 UTC


  • Geoffrey Biggs (TSC chair)
  • Daisuke Tanaka (AWF)
  • Joe Speed (ADLINK)
  • Ryohsuke Mitsudome (Tier IV)
  • Hiroshi Igata (ODDWG lead)
  • Yang Zhang (96Boards)
  • Shinpei Kato (AWF)
  • Kasper Ornstein Mecklenburg (Arm)
  • Tsutomu Otake (Macnica)
  • Kerem Par (ADASTEC)
  • Seonman Kim (LGE)
  • Petter (TomTom)
  • Ali Peker (ADASTEC)
  • Josh Whitley (AWF)
  • Larry Dimitrievski (TCS)
  • Akihiko Tsukuda (eSOL)
  • Rahul Mangharam (F1Tenth)
  • Adam Dabrowski (

Minutes: Geoffrey Biggs

Action items

Opening remarks and new member introductions (Board)

  • The AWF is now two years old

  • The three new board members have started working

    • The board is considering how to more transparently share the results of board meetings
  • New members:

    • Adastech
  • F1Tenth Foundation

  • TomTom

  • A project manager will soon be hired by the AWF

Confirmation of previous minutes

Minutes approved

Action items review

  • No action items

TSC Chair election

  • No nominations were received for TSC chair
  • The requirement for the TSC chair to provide half an FTE of time to the AWF will be relaxed slightly, and nominations will be called for again

Working group report: Autonomy Software

Working group report: Operational Design Domain

Most of the issues with the scenario tools which prevented ODD WG members from completing scenario creation have been solved, and the very last one has been fixed this week.

We now expect to have all the machine readable scenarios to be completed and tested by the end of January.

In parallel, Tier IV is working on the process of open sourcing of the scenario tools and/or making it freely available to AWF and aiming to complete the task by the end of January.

Both, I believe, are in time for the inception of the Software WG’s implementation of Cargo Delivery ODD.

ODD WG is having new members who are invited by Josh, and we’re also doing some preliminary discussions on the Cargo Delivery demonstration location, the difference between the Racing ODD and others including Cargo Delivery, the simulation environment for the Racing ODD, etc.

FTE activity reports review

The SPC is looking into how to improve FTE contributions, and will be contacting companies over the next couple of weeks to discuss their contributions.