OmniAir Global Plugfest 

September 28 – October 15

OmniAir Global Plugfest is the premiere testing event for connected vehicle technologies, bringing together V2X Device Manufacturers, Government officials interested in deploying certified technology, Automotive OEMs and Tier One Suppliers, Engineering Firms and Systems Integrators, Infrastructure Owner-Operators, V2X Test Laboratories, and V2X Test Tool Providers from around the world.

This year’s event will feature a remote testing format, with conformance, interoperability, security, and field testing at leading test laboratories across Asia, Europe, and North America.

As part of this event, OmniAir will host a Virtual Connected Vehicle Workshop, and technical learning sessions.  Participants will have the opportunity to tune in to content from industry experts and thought leaders in the form of fireside chats, panels, unique presentations, and keynotes all from the comfort of their home office. They will also have the opportunity to participate in virtual networking, to connect with industry professionals from across the globe.

The OmniAir Global Plugfest, is a multi-week testing event with a focus on cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) testing. There also remains a component for continued testing of dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) devices.

The primary objective of the Global Plugfest is to evaluate our alpha set of test cases developed for OmniAir’s C-V2X certification program for roadside-units (RSU) and onboard-units (OBU), to be launched later this year. 

Each week OmniAir technical staff and participating OmniAir Authorized Test Lab (OATL) personnel, along with a combination of test equipment provided by OmniAir member companies, will perform tests for our members and strategic partners. V2X device makers can choose to send their connected vehicle devices to any participating testing site, where they will have the option to attend in person, experience device testing through virtual witnessing via video platform, or arrange a consultation to discuss results. 

Upon completion of event registration, OmniAir will provide participants with shipping instructions, as well as instructions for testing. Like all Plugfest events, this event will be cooperative, and all V2X devices can be tested at each hub.

The OmniAir Global Plugfest will offer the following testing for conformance, interoperability, and security in both lab and field environments. In collaboration with the City of Austin, we have the unique opportunity to conduct field testing in a live traffic environment on the streets of downtown.

  • Radio testing for C-V2X PC5 and DSRC
  • Conformance testing against OmniAir specifications for DSRC
  • Conformance testing against existing OmniAir specifications for C-V2X
  • BSM Performance & Location Accuracy Testing for DSRC
  • BSM Drive Comparison Testing for DSRC and possibly C-V2X
  • SCMS Security Certificate Testing (including new OmniAir security test cases)
  • Reference Device Testing Availability for Certified DSRC Device with Stakeholder (limit two)

To register a device for testing, please contact Ryan Hall, Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development.

There are two active testing hubs each week over a three week period. V2X device makers will have the opportunity to have their units tested at each hub, by OmniAir, OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratories and OmniAir Qualified Test Equipment and OmniAir member test equipment. 

  • Week 1 (September 28 – October 2) – Malaga, Spain and Austin, Texas
  • Week 2 (October 5-8) – Seoul, Korea
  • Week 3 (October 12-16) – Detroit, Michigan and San Diego, California

Shipping instructions will be provided to participants upon completion of event registration.  Instructions will be determined based on testing needs and desired testing location. Please plan to have all devices arrive at your desired testing location at least one week prior to the scheduled start of testing.

For more information, or to register a device for testing, please contact Ryan Hall, Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development.

How can I upload the Global Plugfest Security Certificates?

Only those participating in the Global Plugfest will be given access to the temporary security certificates that will be utilized during the event. Plugfest security certificates will not be provided to OmniAir members who have not purchased a testing ticket. Once your ticket has been purchased, instructions will be forwarded to the email address provided on Eventbrite. Registrants may also contact Ryan Hall, Senior Director – Business Development for downloading instructions at rhall@omniair.org.

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

OmniAir members will receive the new test cases on August 17. Non-OmniAir members must purchase a testing ticket prior to receiving instructions. 5GAA and ITS Korea members, through their partnership with OmniAir, can register to participate in our Global Plugfest testing event. Once your ticket has been purchased, instructions will be forwarded to the email address provided on Eventbrite site. Registrants may also contact Ryan Hall, Senior Director – Business Development for downloading instructions at rhall@omniair.org

Over the past twelve months, OmniAir’s members have developed the first comprehensive set of test cases for 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 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

  OmniAir DSRC Test Cases: 

  • 802.11p PHY 
  • SCMS & Sec Certs 
  • 1609.2 Sec 
  • 1609.3 NS 
  • 1609.4 MC 
  • J2735 WSMs
  • J2945/1 BSMs RSU 4.1 & SNMP
  • OBU: Drive Test
  • OBU: Loc Accy

DAY 1:  Monday, September 28

CV2X and the Global Race to 5G

Moderator
Jason JonMichael, Smart Mobility & Parking Programs, City of Austin

Panelists
Dr. Jim Lansford, Director of Technical Standards, Qualcomm

Thomas Jaeger, Senior Vice President, Head of Technology, Technical Service Management, DEKRA

Laszlo Virag, Vice President, Commsignia

Alain Vouffo, Product Manager, Spirent

 

Fireside Chat:  Market Trends for C-V2X Around the World

P.J. Wilkins, Executive Director, E-ZPass Group, Vice Chair, OmniAir Consortium
Maxime Flament, Chief Technology Officer, 5G Automotive Association

 

OmniAir Global Plugfest Testing Overview 

Randy Roebuck, Vice President, Technology OmniAir Consortium

Plugfest Testing Site Leads:

  • City of Austin
  • Bureau Veritas Detroit
  • Bureau Veritas Korea
  • DEKRA
  • SGS
  • TTA

 

Preparing for 5.9 GHz Spectrum Reallocation & Re-channelization – What Deploying Agencies Need to Know

Ryan Bollo, Project Manager, Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Environment, City of Columbus, Ohio
Frank Perry, Assistant Vice President, Technical Principal-Connected and Automated Vehicles, WSP
Tom Timcho, Assistant Vice President, Connected and Automated Vehicles, WSP

 

V2X Testing & Deployment in the Asia Pacific Region

Moderator
Paul Sakamoto, Chief Operating Officer, Savari

Panelists
Parthiv Parikh, Global Business Development Manager, SGS

Ha JaeKun, Assistant Manager, Standards Planning Team, ITS Korea
Charlie Cheng, Business Development Manager, iSmartways Technologies, Inc.
Lee Shoon, Senior Manager, Korea Expressway Corporation/SMART Highway R&D Division

 

OmniAir Global Plugfest Testing Overview 

Randy Roebuck, Vice President, Engineering & Technology Programs, OmniAir Consortium

 

DAY 2:  Tuesday, September 29

Public Sector Perspectives: V2X Testing & Deployment 

Moderator 
Mike Brown, Southwest Research Institute

Panelists
Nick Hegemier, Managing Director, Infrastructure/Vehicle Deployment, DriveOhio
Alan Davis, Assistant State Traffic Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation (invited)
Jeff Dailey, Deputy Executive Director, Central Texas Mobility Authority
Julie Evans, Senior Transportation Engineer, RS&H

 

Fireside Chat: Connected Vehicle Market Trends in North America

Suzanne Murtha, Vice President, Connected & Automated Vehicles, AECOM
Janekke van der Zee, Managing Director, ITS Canada
Yeatland Wong, Senior ITS Engineer, Stantec, ITS Canada, Board Director

 

New Advances in Test Tools for C-V2X

Moderator
Justin Johnson, R&D, 3M

Panelists
Dr. Gerd Schmitz, CEO, S.E.A. GmbH 
Bill McKinley, CAV Strategic Planning Manager, Keysight Technologies   

 

Day 3:   Wednesday, September 30

Featured Presentation: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Developments on Automotive Cyber-Security

Fernando Rodriguez, Vice President, Business Line Testing, DEKRA

 

Automotive Cybersecurity in a Connected World                

Moderator
David Olive, Partner, Catalyst Partners, LLC

Panelists
Faye Francy, Executive Director, Auto ISAC
Matthew Yarger, Head of Mobility & Automotive, IOTA Foundation
F. Charlene Watson, Senior Cybersecurity Consultant, AECOM

 

Security Certificates for Connected Vehicles – A Practical Guide for Practitioners

Bill Lattin, Integrity Security Services
Jimmy Upton, Integrity Security Services

Interested in sponsoring? OmniAir offers several attractive sponsorship packages, please contact Ryan Hall for more information or to become an OmniAir Global Plugfest sponsor today! You can also download the prospectus here.

Shipping instructions will be provided to participants upon completion of event registration.  Instructions will be determined based on testing needs and desired testing location. Please plan to have all devices arrive at your desired testing location at least one week prior to the scheduled start of testing.  

Recommended device arrival times:

  • DEKRA [Spain]: Friday, September 18 
  • Bureau Veritas & TTA [Korea]: Friday, September 25 
  • SGS & Bureau Veritas [US]: Friday, October 2

For more information, please contact Ryan Hall, Senior Director – Marketing & Business Development.

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.

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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 cancelled.