OmniAir Québec Plugfest, hosted by Propulsion Québec

May 06, 2019 8:00 am

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The OmniAir Québec Plugfest, co-hosted by the Government of Québec and Propulsion Quebec (the cluster for electric and smart transportation) in collaboration with Transport Canada, is a five-day event where the global vehicle-to-everything (V2X) community comes together to advance this life-saving communications technology.  The connected vehicle policy conference and the week-long testing event will take place at Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Test Centre in Blainville, Canada.

The  Québec Plugfest will be OmniAir’s fourth connected vehicle event. Over the past two years, OmniAir Plugfests have grown in complexity and scale all culminating into our largest event to date the Québec Plugfest. OmniAir Plugfests have been held and hosted by the following: Silicon Valley, California hosted by UL; Detroit, Michigan hosted by Intertek and the Automotive Center for Mobility; and College Station Texas hosted by the Texas Transportation Institute.

Who provides testing services?

OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratories (OATL), OmniAir Qualified Test Equipment (OQTE) and OmniAir members demonstrating communication conformance testing equipment will be on-hand to provide an opportunity for OmniAir V2X device manufacturers to assess their readiness for certification.


What is the event timeline?

OmniAir’s Québec Plugfest begins with a Connected Vehicle Workshop with expert panels discussing technical and policy issues, followed by an evening networking reception. The workshop will spill over the second day, with highly technical workshops and tours of the test track and bench testing area. During the tour, representatives from our OATL’s and OQTE’s will answer questions about the tests and the importance of certification. At noon on the second day, intensive conformance, interoperability, security, and field testing across multiple testing stations, will begin in full. This portion of the event is only open to those actively engaged in testing.

Who should attend?

  • Government officials interested in deploying V2I technology are highly encouraged to attend and learn firsthand about the value OmniAir Certification adds to their projects and deployments
  • Anyone interested in learning about deployment opportunities in Canada
  • Device makers that are close to certification or have already earned OmniAir certification

If I already have OmniAir Certification why should I attend?

  • Changes include SAE J2945.1 V-V BSMs, Minimum Performance Message Interoperability, high precision location-based testing, and SCMS Testing. OmniAir has hardened Release 1 test procedures that will help you get your device closer to certification including IEEE 802.11p Physical Layer, IEEE 1609.2, Security/Certificates, IEEE 1609.3 Network (including WSA), and IEEE 1609.4 Multi-Channel Operations for DSRC devices and J2945/1 minimum performance for OBUs and RSU 4.1 specifications for RSUs.
  • OmniAir encourages device makers with a certified product to participate as a known device, in both field and bench testing. Results will be used in developing a reference device program and may become eligible to acquire premium “reference device” status.
  • OmniAir Plugfests are a highly cooperative, low-cost forum that encourages V2X participation from companies across the world. OmniAir Plugfest helps participants learn, test and determine their readiness toward conformance and interoperability required in the next-generation transportation environments.

Why are OmniAir Plugfests Important?

As research and deployments are becoming a reality and certification on center stage, participating in OmniAir Plugfests are essential for companies to maintain a competitive advantage.