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The overall goal of the Vehicle Signal Specification (VSS) is to create a common understanding of vehicle signals in order to reach a “common language” independent of the protocol or serialisation format.

Please find the official documentation at: Vehicle Signal Specification

Getting started

Using VSS

To use a specific version of VSS in your toolchain, head over to our releases page.

Latest release

Discuss all things VSS, "meet" the community

The community has regular calls to discuss topics around VSS. This includes specific tickets in this repository as well as the broader direction in which VSS is evolving. You can find current call coordinates and dates in our wiki.

Contribute to VSS

Work towards the next version is continuously ongoing in the master branch

To work with the specification directly, you need to clone this repository.

This repository uses git submodules. Please make sure you clone recursively,

git clone --recurse-submodules

Alternatively, just init and update the submodules after the initial cloning:

git clone
git submodule update --init


VSS is an open standard and we invite anybody to contribute. Currently VSS contains - among others - significant contributions from