OCTANE is a freely expandable simulation platform for automotive applications, aiming at covering all essential automotive areas, which will be released as an open-source project.
The special feature of the OCTANE concept is the individual adaptability of the simulation to particular requirements concerning computational effort, result quality, usability and available data. This is ensured by a modular and expandable software architechture, as well as by an intuitive usability adapted to various user backgrounds, and by the use of independent levels of detail. Moreover, due to the free availability of the source code, OCTANE provides the user with the possibility of making any adaptions of the simulation, integrating any new functionality and examining the underlying simluation models.
The license model aims at facilitating a wide application of OCTANE and at setting as few boundaries as possible, so that private individuals, as well as research institutions and industrial enterprises, are able to use OCTANE for their individual purposes.
OCTANE is currently being developed under the lead of the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB in Karlsruhe, Germany, along with numerous partners.