OmniAir Ann Arbor Plugfest 

May 23-27 

OmniAir Ann Arbor Plugfest, hosted by the University of Michigan’s Mcity Test Facility in Ann Arbor the week of May 23-27. 

OmniAir Plugfests are the premiere testing event for connected vehicles. 

This readiness event will include conformance, interoperability and security, testing for LTE-V2X radios and modules in laboratory and field environments. This year, we will also offer both simulation and field testing for V2X safety applications and use cases.

Enter discount code “Earlybird” by Friday, March 15, to receive $1,000 off!  Must Purchase online! 

The OmniAir Ann Arbor Plugfest is a week-long testing event focusing on cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) testing. 

The primary objective of the Plugfest is to evaluate the readiness of V2X devices and test tools based on our Release 1 test cases developed for OmniAir’s C-V2X certification program, the world’s first, for roadside units (RSU) and onboard units (OBU).  

This year’s event will feature a combination of on-site testing conducted by OmniAir staff, member test laboratory, test equipment, and PKI provider personnel.

This Plugfest will offer the following focused on LTE-base V2X (C-V2X PC5) testing for conformance, interoperability, and security in both laboratory and field environments:

  • Radio Bench testing including more comprehensive overnight offering for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • Upper Layer Conformance and Protocol Bench Testing for OBU & RSU device testing against OmniAir specifications for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • BSM Performance & Location Accuracy Bench Testing for DSRC (upon advance request) and LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • NTCIP 1218 SMNPv3 Evaluation Trial
  • BSM Application Drive Comparison Live Field Testing for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • SCMS Security Certificate Testing and Multi-source Certificate Interoperability Testing

Contact  Ryan Hall, Vice President of Business Development, or visit our Eventbrite page to register as a test station or device under test

Bench and field testing will occur at Mcity’s Test Facility, the world’s first purpose-built proving ground for testing the performance and safety of connected and automated vehicles and technologies under controlled and realistic conditions.

Please adhere to the following guidelines while testing at the Danlaw headquarters:

  • Participants must wear their official OmniAir Ann Arbor Plugfest name badge at all times
  • No food or drink is allowed in the labs
  • Smoking is not permitted in any Danlaw buildings
  • Participants must stay within the designated areas

Mcity Address

2905 Baxter Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The Mcity Test Facility sits on a 32-acre site on U-M’s North Campus Research Complex, with more than 16 acres of roads and traffic infrastructure. The full-scale outdoor laboratory simulates the broad range of complexities vehicles encounter in urban and suburban environments.

Mcity operates the world’s first purpose-built proving ground for testing the performance and safety of connected and automated vehicles and technologies under controlled and realistic conditions.


View interactive map. 

OmniAir has mulitipul SCMS certificate providers participating.  Contact Aarom Moore, Technology Programs Manager for download instructions at


How can I upload the new test cases C-V2X device?

OmniAir members have access to both the Release 1 test cases on the members-only section of the OmniAir website.

Non-OmniAir members wanting to participate in testing are encouraged to contact Ryan Hall, Vice President – Business Development, for consideration. 

OmniAir’s members have developed the first comprehensive set of test cases for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5) radios based on industry standards. These include new test cases for On-Board Units (OBU) and Roadside Units (RSUs). Many test cases are based on existing test specifications for OmniAir’s existing certification program for DSRC-V2X radios.

OmniAir is also offering application testing for the first time. 

OmniAir C-V2X Test Cases are Based on the Following Standards:

  • 3GPP 36-521 & 36-523 Radio Transmissions & Receptions
  • SAE J3161/1:2020 OBU LTE-V2X Communications
  • IEEE 1609.2:2017, 2a & 2b:2019 Security Services
  • IEEE 1609.2.1(CAMP):2020 SCMS & Certificates
  • IEEE 1609.3:2020 Network Services
  • IEEE 1609.4:2016 Multi-Channel Operations
  • SAE J2735 Message Decoding
  • SAE J2945/1:2020 V2V Minimum Performance
  • SAE J2945/1 & /1A:2020 BSM Checklist Driving Test
  • SAE J2945/1A:2020 BSM Min. Performance & Location Accuracy Field Testing
  • SAE J2735 SPAT per 783-OA-TSS&TP-SPAT
  • SAE J2735 MAP per 782-OA-TSS&TP-MAP

How do I gain access to TCIV3 Github?

OmniAir Room Block – Must Reserve by Sunday, May 1 

Sunday, May 22 – Friday, May 27, 2022

Studio Suite – $194.00+ tax Includes hot breakfast buffet daily – Open floor plan, 1 TV

One-Bedroom Suite – $214.00+ tax Includes hot breakfast buffet daily – Bedroom separate from living space, 2 TVs

All rates subject to applicable taxes, currently 11%

Please find a link for easy online reservations (use the Ctrl+click function to open the link if needed).  You may need to adjust your arrival/departure dates, then click the “Check Availability” box to continue.

Reservation Link:        Book your group rate for OMNIAIR

You can also make reservations by calling the hotel direct at 734-327-0011.

Road Side Units  

Mcity requests all RSU’s that are to be installed at the Test Facility arrive on or before the week of May 2nd. 

Test Equipment

Mcity would like all test equipment to arrive the week of May 16th. 

Address devices and equipment to: 

  • Mcity, ATTN: James Lollar, 2905 Baxter Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


  •  Mcity does not have a loading dock at this address, so if a forklift is needed to unload any large equipment, let us know in advance so that we can arrange it. 
  • Please have return shipping labels for your devices and equipment, and Mcity will assist in arranging pickup.

In case you might need a visa to travel to the United States, please send your request of invitation letter for visa application to Jason Conley with the following information. A visa invitation letter will be sent to you via email and hard copy if needed.


☐ Ms.      ☐ Mrs.      ☐ Mr.

First name


Last name




Date of Birth


Passport Number


Passport Place of Issue


Passport Date of Issue


Passport Expiry Date










Full Mailing Address

(if hardcopy required)


Expected Entry Date


Expected Leaving Date


Payment in full of all fees is due upon registration. All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges for any reason. OmniAir will apply your paid registration to a future event if the event is postponed or canceled.

OmniAir continues to monitor the ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19. The health and safety of event participants and staff are our top priority.

Detailed guidelines will be published ahead of the event. Attendees are encouraged to refer to this site for updates or contact OmniAir staff with any questions or concerns.

Everyone in attendance is expected to comply with all posted health and safety requirements.

Please see below the COVID-19 protocols for the Mcity Test Facility:

  • Follow University of Michigan guidelines covering face masks, social distancing, and other topics. Here’s a link to U-M COVID info for visitors.
  • All U-M visitors must complete a daily COVID screening via U-M’s ResponsiBlue tool for guests. 
  • For the Mcity Test Facility specifically:
    • No more than two people in a vehicle at a time
    • Porta-Potties are available at the Mcity Test Facility; visitors are not allowed inside the Mcity Office to use restrooms.