OmniAir - Lone Start Plugfest

OmniAir Lone star Plugfest

Austin, Texas 

april 27 – May 1

OmniAir Consortium is thrilled to welcome members and guests to the vibrant city of Austin, TX!

Austin, the state capital of Texas, is an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, Austin, dubbed the Live Music Capital of the World®, is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. 

We are confident that you will enjoy the OmniAir Lone Star Plugfest activities as much as the sights and sounds of the city!

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)  is the closest airport to the event. International guests arriving at  Dallas/Forth Worth International (DFW) are 220 miles north of Austin  and those traveling to Houston/George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) are 170 miles east of Austin and must rent a vehicle or take a shuttle. 

NXP Semiconductors will be home to the Lone Star Plugfest!  NXP is located 10 miles from downtown Austin at:  6501 W William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX 78735.

For those testing, OmniAir Plugfests are the premier testing event for Connected Vehicles technologies. These week-long events provide an opportunity to test V2X devices, in both lab and time field environments, with leading laboratories and test equipment providers from around the world.

The Lone Star Plugfest will offer testing for conformance, interoperability, and security in both lab and field environments. With the City of Austin hosting we have a unique opportunity to conduct field testing in a live traffic environment on the streets of downtown! 

V2X devices will be tested against the following:

  • 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 total)

Guests of the OmniAir Lone Star Plugfest will notice a fresh format that will provide more learning and networking opportunities for those not engaged in testing. Guided tours of Austin’s V2X testbeds, hands-on learning sessions and technology demonstrations will be offered on both sides of the main policy conference. The policy conference is a full-day event that will take place mid-week, on Wednesday, April 29. 

Monday, April 27 – Open to testing participants only
V2X Testing 
         
7:00 AM Doors open; test station check-in and set up       
8:30 AM V2X device check-in       
9:15 AM Mandatory testing overview       
10:00 AM Test session 1       
11:30 AM Lunch       
12:45 PM Test session 2       
2:15 PM Break       
2:30 PM Test session 3       
4:15 PM Test session 4       
5:45 PM Testing ends       
6:00 PM Doors close       

 

Tuesday, April 28 – Open to all registered event participants 
V2X Testing and Demonstrations

         
8:00 AM Doors open        
8:15 AM Mandatory testing overview       
8:45 AM Test session 1 (1.5h)      
9:00 AM Policy event check-in and networking      
10:00 AM Test tool demo(s) (2h)       
10:30 AM Test session 2 (1.5h)      
12:15 PM Lunch       
1:30 PM Test session 3 (1.5h)      
1:30 PM Bus tour Austin V2X route and overview (2h)       
2:30 PM Break       
2:45 PM Test session 4 (1.5h)       
3:30 PM Technical learning (2h)       
4:15 PM Test session 5 (1.5h)      
5:45 PM Testing ends       
6:00 PM Doors close       
 

Wednesday, April 29:  Open to all registered event participants
Connected Vehicle Policy Conference

         
9:00 AM Check-in and networking                                        
10:00 AM Opening Session        
10:30 AM Keynote Session       
11:00 AM  Break       
11:15 AM Panel Session 1      
12:30 PM Lunch       
2:00 PM Special Presentation       
2:15 PM Panel Session 2        
3:30 PM Fireside Chat        
4:35 PM Break       
4:45 PM Panel Session 3      
5:30 PM

Leave for Networking Reception 

       

Thursday, April 30 – Open to all registered event participants 
V2X Testing and Demonstrations

         
8:00 AM Doors open        
8:15 AM Mandatory testing overview       
8:45 AM Test session 1 (1.5h)      
9:00 AM NXP Tour and Technology Showcase       
10:00 AM Test tool demo(s) (2h)       
10:30 AM Test session 2 (1.5h)      
12:15 PM Lunch       
1:30 PM Test session 3 (1.5h)      
2:30 PM Break       
2:45 PM Test session 4 (1.5h)      
4:15 PM  Test session 5 (1.5h)      
5:45 PM Testing ends      
6:00 PM Doors close      
         
   
Friday, April 27 – Open to testing participants only
V2X Testing 
     
8:00 AMDoors Open    
8:15 AMMandatory testing overview 
   
8:45 AMTest session 1    
10:30 AMTest session 2   
1215 AMLunch    
12:45 PMTest session 2    
2:30 PMBreak    
2:30 PMTest session 3    
4:15 PMTest session 4    
5:45 PMTesting ends    
6:00 PMDoors close 

OmniAir recommends guests participating in the testing and policy conference stay at hotels outside Austin’s Downtown.    

Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Southwest (1.3 mi from NXP)
6000 US, W Hwy 290, Austin, TX 78735
+1 512-892-0577

Hampton Inn Austin/Oak Hill (.8 mi from NXP)
6401 US, W Hwy 290, Austin, TX 78735
+1 512-891-7474

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Austin Southwest
4424 S MoPac Expy, Austin, TX 78735 (3.8 mi from NXP)
+1 512-899-3000

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin SW – Sunset Valley (3.6 mi from NXP)
4892 US, W Hwy 290, Sunset Valley, TX 78735
+1 512-891-9500

Lunch will be provided for all registered event participants.  
Please contact Bonnie Buchanan in advance if you have any food allergies or special diet needs at bbuchanan@omniair.org. Please write “Omniair Plugfest” as a reference in the subject of the email.

In most years, Austin averages a daily maximum temperature for April that’s between 77 and 83 degrees Fahrenheit (25 to 28 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 56 and 62 °F (13 to 16 °C). 

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 (jconley@omniair.org) with the following information. A visa invitation letter will be sent to you via email and hard copy if needed.

Title

☐ Ms.      ☐ Mrs.      ☐ Mr.

First name

Last name

Company

Date of Birth

Passport Number

Passport Place of Issue

Passport Date of Issue

Passport Expiry Date

Nationality

Phone

Fax

E-Mail

Full Mailing Address

(if hardcopy required)

Expected Entry Date

Expected Leaving Date

Payment in full of all fees is due upon registration.  All sales are final.  There are no refunds or exchanges for any reason.