Plugfest by the Bay Oct. 16-20

October 16, 2017 1:00 pm

Register for Event

Join OmniAir members and others from across the globe at the Plugfest by the Bay, October 16-20 in the San Francisco Bay area. If you are a device manufacturer, test equipment provider, test laboratory or deploying agency, this is the event for you.

If you plan to offer a certified and interoperable device to the V2X market, this Plugfest will get you closer. The event is organized by OmniAir which has the certification program for devices using authorized test laboratories and qualified test tools. You will be able to verify your readiness for product certification prior to engaging with OmniAir’s formal certification process. Participants will be charged a nominal fee to participate as this is not a USDOT sponsored event.

Ticket Overview

  • Every device maker requesting testing must purchase a group ticket. Group tickets provide a team of four access to private testing sessions with laboratories, tool and equipment vendors as well as collaborative group sessions focused on security. Private test sessions are 1.75 hours in length, with a 15-minute break between each test session.
  • Individual tickets are for those that are not testing a device but would like to observe testing and network.
  • Any device maker wanting to bring more than four individuals must purchase an individual ticket.
  • All tickets include the Monday, October 16 policy workshop and welcome reception at MTC’s Bay Area Metro Center.

What to Expect?

This Plugfest is focused around DSRC-based devices in an atmosphere which encourages collaborative, conformance and interoperability testing with test equipment providers. There will be several time-slots per session where device makers can interface with test equipment/tool vendors and receive testing feedback.

Release 1 conformance covers 2016 version of standards:

  • IEEE 802.11p Physical Layer
  • IEEE 1609.2 Security/Certificates
  • IEEE 1609.3 Network (including WSA)
  • IEEE 1609.4 Multi-Channel Operations
  • SAE J2945.1 V-V BSMs Minimum Performance (laboratory setting)
  • Message Interoperability (laboratory setting)
  • Testing with SCMS (Integrity Security Services/Green Hills Software and OnBoard Security)

Day 1 – Policy Workshop and Reception 1pm-7pm

The Plugfest will open with a policy workshop, with invited speakers from the U.S. Department of Transportation (invited), CV pilots, Cybersecurity, V2X technical and policy experts from around the world. The workshop and reception will take place at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)’s offices located at 375 Beale St. San Francisco, California 94105. The workshop will be followed by an evening reception.

Days 2-5 – Bench Testing 8am-6pm

UL is hosting bench testing at their Fremont office, located at 47266 Benicia Street Fremont, CA.


Days 2-5 – Possible Field Testing TBD

If there is strong interest among OmniAir members and the wider community, field testing will take place at GoMentum Station, in Concord, CA. The test track was provided by partnering agency, Contra Costa Transportation Authority.

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