The RoadXML© is the initiative of OKTAL to open its own file format resulting from the compilation of proprietary formats originally from two main projects :
- GRS file format co-developped by INRETS, OKTAL and PSA Peugeot Citroën since 1995.
- RNS/RS file format, native format of SCANeR™II software since 1997, co-developped through the Eureka Truck Simulator TRaCS project between Renault, Thales, Volvo 3P (Renault Trucks) and AutoSim.
The RoadXML© is the outcome of 15 years of research and development in collaboration with accademic, research and industrial partners in the driving and traffic simulation domains.
Our report is there is no standard file format existing at this step due to the fact that this format shall be fully open including opensource toolkit and supported by a broad and worldwide community rather than few companies.
As consequence, the vision of the RoadXML© board is to build a worldwide community to use, improve and promote such standard file format because this will benefit to all actors from scientifics to industrials end-users community interested in all various types of simulators.