Global Plugfest

September 28, 2020 12:00 am

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OmniAir is proud to announce our worldwide connected vehicle testing event – the OmniAir Global Plugfest!

For the first time, OmniAir will offer testing at locations across three continents, North America, Europe, and Asia!

This full-scale event will allow participants the opportunity to participate in virtual networking, tune into content from industry experts and thought leaders, and engage in extensive conformance and interoperability testing from the comfort of their home office.

This year’s event will feature testing hubs, strategically placed around the world, to provide access to vendors from the ease of their computers.

Testing will consist of a combination of on-site testing, conducted by OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratories (OATL) personnel, and virtual witnessing for C-V2X and DSRC devices at each location. Participating device manufactures will have the option of accompanying their device at each hub or send a device to each test hub and participate virtually.

What’s New This Year

V2X device makers will have the opportunity to have their units tested at each participating hub, by OmniAir technical staff and OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratories Bureau VeritasDEKRA, SGS, and TTA. Test laboratories will be utilizing OmniAir Qualified Test Equipment, and OmniAir member test equipment from AnritsuDanlawKeysightRohde & SchwarzS.E.A., SpirentSwRIVector and Wayties.

Week 1 (September 28 – October 2)
DEKRA – Málaga, Spain
OmniAir – Austin, Texas

Week 2 (October 5-8)
TTA – Seoul, Korea

Bureau Veritas – Seoul, Korea

Week 3 (October 12-15)
Bureau Veritas – Detroit, Michigan
SGS – San Diego, California

We are also opening testing to members of our partner organizations, including the 5GAA and ITS Korea. Multiple active testing hubs will be available each week over a three-week period.

What is the Primary Focus of the Plugfest?

The primary objective of the Global Plugfest is to evaluate our initial test specifications developed for OmniAir’s C-V2X certification program for roadside-units (RSU) and onboard-units (OBU) that will launch this fall.

What are the New C-V2X Test Cases?

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

“The development of over 300 new OmniAir test cases for C-V2X radios is a major milestone for the industry,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director for OmniAir Consortium. “This will help ensure that C-V2X radios will meet the same rigorous, independent testing and certification process as other connected vehicle communications technologies.”

OmniAir’s initial C-V2X test cases will be evaluated during the OmniAir Global Plugfest, scheduled to begin September 28.  OmniAir Plugfests are the premier testing event for connected vehicle technologies, bringing together leading device manufacturers, test laboratories, test equipment providers from around the world.  This year’s event will offer remote field, bench, and security testing at six locations across Europe, Asia, and North America over a three-week period.

The draft plugfest test plan will be made available in advance of this event exclusively to OmniAir members, as well as registered participants of the OmniAir Global Plugfest.  Testing will help to strengthen and validate our initial test cases in advance of the launch of OmniAir’s C-V2X Certification program later this year.

If you are interested in participating in the OmniAir Global Plugfest to demonstrate your C-V2X device capabilities and readiness, contact Ryan Hall, OmniAir’s Sr. Director of Marketing & Business Development.