OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and Connected Vehicles, is bringing our Plugfest back to everyone’s favorite testing location Málaga, Spain the week of October 24, 2022, for the Costa del Sol Plugfest.

The OmniAir Costa del Sol Plugfest, hosted by DEKRA, will feature comprehensive testing for C-V2X devices, including OBUs, RSUs, and Modules. In addition to testing standards used in North America, Korea, and Taiwan. For the first time OmniAir is offering testing for test cases based on standards for Europe and China.

In conjunction with the OmniAir® Costa del Sol Plugfest, OmniAir is offering a one-day workshop on advancing the connected mobility ecosystem. This in-person workshop will address key technical and policy issues and will be held on Tuesday, October 25. Guests will also have a tour of the testing activities, live demonstrations, and an evening networking reception. If you are interested in presenting and want to join our program of expert speakers, complete the online application form by September 10, 2022!


“DEKRA is very excited to work with OmniAir on the next Plugfest underlining the importance of interoperability of V2X devices and infrastructure”, said Thomas Jaeger, Head of Technology Management and Senior Vice President Product Testing at DEKRA. “There is still a lot to do. We all need to work for a safer world on roads and enhancements in efficiency to support sustainable mobility. DEKRA is well positioned by combining connectivity, automotive, cyber security, sustainability and other services under one roof.”

DEKRA is the first test laboratory in the world to earn OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory (OATL) status for LTE-V2X PC5-based, cellular-vehicle-to-everything technology, and they provide the perfect setting to conduct successful testing,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director of OmniAir.

The Costa del Sol Plugfest will test LTE-V (C-V2X PC5) devices for conformance, interoperability, and security in both lab and field environments. Devices under test will have access to comprehensive testing of the following test cases provided by OmniAir staff, member test laboratory, test equipment, and PKI provider personnel.

  • 761-3GPP (3GPP LTE-V Radio Release 14)
  • 762-J3161/1 (LTE-V2X V2V Minimum Performance & Message Profiles)
  • 763-1609.2 (WAVE Security Services)
  • 765-1609.3 (WAVE Networking Services)
  • 767-J2945/1 (V2V Minimum Performance – Bench)
  • 770-RSU (RSU 4.1 Procedure)

For field testing, there are currently six V2X safety applications planned for testing:  Red Light Violation Warning (RLVW), Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP), Reduced Speed Zone (RSZ), Lane Closure Warning (LCW), Curve Speed Warning (CSW), and Emergency Electronic Brake Light, (EEBL). In addition to application testing, there will be GNSS location accuracy and verification. 


OmniAir Plugfests are the premier testing event for Connected Vehicles. These week-long events provide an opportunity to test V2X devices, in both lab and field environments, with leading laboratories and test equipment providers from around the world. Participation in OmniAir Plugfests are strongly encouraged for any C-V2X vendors considering applying for OmniAir Certification or Qualification of a device or test system.

OmniAir Plugfests draw device manufacturers, Tier One Suppliers, chipset providers, OEMs, deploying agencies, and leading engineering firms from Asia, Europe, and North America.

Participants can take advantage of state-of-the-art testing at DEKRA’s test track and host facilities. Their track includes actual and simulated infrastructure elements and vehicles.

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About OmniAir Consortium

OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and Connected Vehicles. OmniAir’s membership includes public agencies, private companies, research institutions, and independent test laboratories. Learn more about OmniAir at


DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for almost 100 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world’s leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s operating business. In 2021, DEKRA generated preliminary sales totaling almost EUR 3.5 billion. The company currently employs around 46,500 people in approximately 60 countries on all continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company’s 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe, secure, and sustainable world. With a platinum rating from EcoVadis, DEKRA is now in the top one percent of sustainable businesses ranked.

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