OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, Tolling, and Connected Vehicles, will be working with test equipment vendors and test laboratories to provide comprehensive conformance and interoperability testing of V2X devices at the upcoming European Plugfest, hosted by DEKRA at their Testing & Certification laboratory and test track in Málaga, Spain. The event will take place from September 30, 2019 until October 4, 2019.
OmniAir Plugfest events are the premier testing venues for Connected Vehicles. These week-long testing extravaganzas provide an opportunity to test V2X devices, in both lab and field environments. OmniAir Plugfests draw device manufacturers, Tier One Suppliers, chipset providers, OEMs, deploying agencies, and leading engineering firms from Asia, Europe, and North America.
“There is no better place to host OmniAir’s first European Plugfest then at DEKRA, our first OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory (OATL) in Europe,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director for OmniAir. “We are excited to bring our testing event to Europe to promote global interoperability and certification for C-V2X and DSRC devices.”
“DEKRA is excited to host OmniAir’s European Plugfest and to open our state-of-the-art test track and laboratory to V2X device makers from around the world, said Thomas Jäger, Senior Vice President, Service Division Product Testing at DEKRA. “Participants will encounter and interact with real and simulated infrastructure elements including vehicles and buildings as they conduct location accuracy, conformance, and interoperability testing.”
The OmniAir European Plugfest begins with a Connected Vehicle Policy Workshop, followed by four days of comprehensive testing for both C-V2X and DSRC/ITSG5 devices. The event will feature testing for conformance, interoperability, and security--in both lab and field environments in the following areas:
- Radio testing for C-V2X PC5 and DSRC
- Conformance testing against OmniAir specifications for DSRC
- Conformance testing against existing OmniAir specifications (draft) for C-V2X
- Testing against ETSI specifications for ITS-G5
- BSM Performance & Location Accuracy Testing for DSRC
- BSM Driver Comparison Testing for DSRC and possibly C-V2X
- SCMS Security Certificate Testing (including new OmniAir security test cases)
- Reference Device Testing Availability for Certified DSRC Device with Stakeholder (limit two total)
- Private testing (by prior arrangement)
Panels of leading technical and policy experts from around the world will explore technical and policy issues, including global interoperability, cybersecurity, DSRC vs C-V2X for safety applications, as well as sustainable transportation options. There will be representatives from the Spanish Government, local industry leaders along with connected mobility experts, and researchers from around the world.
Live demonstrations of connected vehicle safety applications and tours of the indoor bench and track testing will be offered to attendees and media representatives.
Registration is now open for OmniAir European Plugfest!