Connected Vehicle PlugFest May 08, 2017 1:00 pm The next U.S. Department of Transportation PlugFest for Connected Vehicle technologies will take place May 8-12 at the Southwest Research Institute’s campus in San Antonio. The event, which will focus on device testing for DSRC V2X devices, promises to be very well attended. So far, over 160 attendees, representing 70 organizations from 16 countries have registered. On Monday May 8, there will be several speakers, including Jeffrey Bellone of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center. Mike Brown and Purser Sturgeon (Southwest Research Institute), and Dmitri Khijniak (7Layers), and present on the state of certification programs and device testing. Device testing will begin on Tuesday and continue through Friday. V2V and V2I bench testing, interoperability testing, and field testing will be conducted. “We are excited to host the Connected Vehicle PlugFest,” says SwRI’s Mike Brown. “We believe this event serves as an excellent opportunity to help advance Connected Vehicle systems and standards. This PlugFest is also a critical step toward maturing the Connected Vehicle Certification Program to an industry supported program while also serving the near term needs of the various pilot deployments that are currently underway.” OmniAir is sponsoring a reception for PlugFest attendees on Thursday evening. Hors d’erves and refreshments will be available for attendees. OmniAir Consortium staff will also be on hand with information about the coming launch of OmniAir’s Connected Vehicle device certification program. If you have not registered for the PlugFest, you may still do so here. Additional schedule and logistics information is also available.