OmniAir Plugfests are the premier testing events for Connected Vehicles. These week-long events, provide an opportunity to test V2X devices, in both lab and field environments, with leading laboratories and test equipment providers from around the world. Participation in OmniAir Plugfests are strongly encouraged for any V2X or C-V2X vendors considering applying for OmniAir Certification.
Panels of leading technical and policy experts from around the world will explore technical and policy issues, including global interoperability, cybersecurity, DSRC vs C-V2X for safety applications, as well as sustainable transportation options. There are representatives from the Spanish Government, and local industry leaders along with connected mobility experts, and researchers, from world.
Live demonstrations of connected vehicle safety applications, tours of the indoor bench and track testing will be offered to attendees and media representatives.
Málaga is located in the South of Spain in the Andalusia region. It is the capital city of the Costa del Sol (Sun Coast) and has great weather most of the year. The city has a rich, historic heritage dating back to its Phoenician roots, the Roman and Muslim periods and the splendorous Renaissance and Baroque centuries.
Málaga International Airport (AGP) is the main port of entrance to the city.
Alternatively, you can also consider travelling to Madrid (MAD) or Barcelona (BCN). Both cities are very well connected with Málaga. You can travel between Madrid and Málaga by plane but also by high-speed AVE train in about 2 hours only (consult rates and train times at www.renfe.es) and there are several daily flights between Barcelona and Málaga.
Getting to the City Centre from Málaga Airport
Málaga International Airport (AGP) is located 10 km to the East of the city. There are several ways to get from the airport to the city centre:
Getting to the Technological Park of Andalusia (PTA) from Málaga’s city centre
The Technological Park of Andalusia (PTA) is located about 15 km from the city centre. There are several transport options available:
The Omniair Consortium Plugfest will take place in two venues within the Technological Park of Andalusia (PTA). The PTA is located about 15 kms from both Málaga downtown and Málaga Airport.
Outdoor Testing will be held at DEKRA Connected Car Test Area
Avenida Margarita Salas, s/n – Ampliacion del Parque Tecnplogico de Andalucia Campanillas, Malaga
Policy Conference and Indoor Testing will be held at Caterpillar Demonstrations & Learning Centre
Camino Caterpillar, 2 – Santa Rosalia-Maqueda, Malaga
It takes just 2 minutes to get from one venue to other by car. Omniaiar Plugfest Courtesy Bus
will be at the participants’ disposal during the event to transfer from one site to the other.
DEKRA Connected Car Test Area – Outdoor Testing
Caterpillar Demonstration & Learning Center – Conference and Indoor Testing
All technical materials or equipment required for the event that can’t be carried by the participants must be sent in advance to Caterpillar. All packages must be received before September 25th 2019.
Please send this information by email to the following persons:
Caterpillar’s Logistic Contact:
Mr. Manuel Castillo
Phone: +34 952 418 774 / +34 696 058 792
And copy Mariló Bellido (DEKRA event organizer): email@example.com
Your documentation will be verified and you will be contacted back within 2 business days.
Customs entry into Spain and terms of delivery
Senders are responsible for all fees related to sending its package, including freight fees, export fees, import fees, any taxes, duties or brokerage fees applicable, if any.
Caterpillar or DEKRA will not use their Spanish custom brokers to make the custom entry in Spain for the sender.
Caterpillar Centro de Formación, S.L.U
Malaga Demonstration & Learning Center
Camino de Caterpillar, 2
29591 Santa Rosalía (Málaga)
Contact: Manuel Castillo
Phone: +34 952 418 774 / +34 696 058 792
REFERENCE: OMNIAIR PLUGFEST EVENT
To: Mr. Manuel Castillo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
copy Ms. Mariló Bellido (email@example.com).
Sender is responsible for returning the items from Caterpillar to its original location.
Sender shall make all the necessary arrangements with its usual shipping company and provide all the required paperwork.
At the closure of the event, the participant responsible of the item must leave it ready for shipment: that is, properly packaged, labelled and with all the required paperwork. The original packages will be stored during the Plugfest for its reutilization and if they are no longer usable, Caterpillar will facilitate new ones.
The selected shipping company can collect them at Caterpillar’s facilities from Monday October 7th.
Caterpillar or DEKRA will not be responsible of returning any items and will not prepare any paperwork.
Graham Bell, 4, Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía
29590 Málaga, Spain
Located at the entrance of the Technological Park, this hotel is just a 3-minute drive to both Omniair Plugfest venue sites. There is also a bus stop in front of the hotel.
Take bus line 25 to go to downtown Málaga.
Book by September 15 to receive the special rate of EUR 56/night for individual use and EUR 62 for double use – Breakfast buffet and all taxes included.
Contact the hotel directly by email at hotelMálaga@posadasdeespana@com or by phone at +34 951 233 000; please use reference code: PLUGFEST
Both hotels are located in Málaga’s historic centre. Room Mate Valeria is a contemporary hotel in front of the Málaga marina with beautiful views of the port. Room Mate Larios is a 2-minute walk away in the heart of Larios street, one of the most beautiful streets in Spain and centre of the city life. Both hotels have roof top terrace with splendid views of the city.
A special direct discount of 15% on the flexible rate is available for Omniair Plugfest participants in reservations in their website www.room-matehotels.com using the code RMPLUGFEST
This discount can not be combined with other offers. Enter the code RMPLUGFEST when booking at the website. It is valid for stays from September 29th to October 5th. The code is valid until October 5th.
Calle San Jacinto, 2
The NH Málaga hotel is located in the heart of Málaga, a few steps from the shops, restaurants and tourist areas of the city. It is an elegant and modern building and one of the largest hotels in the city. It is near the river and overlooking the Church of Hope, and you can be on the beach and the famous Muelle 1 shopping center in about 15 minutes on foot.
Please contact the hotel at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling: +1 212 219 7607 or +34 95 2071323
Molina Lario, 20-22
Very nice boutique hotel located besides the Cathedral. Totally renovated in 2018 this is a design boutique hotel in an extraordinary location with a roof top terrace with wonderful views.
Newly renovated in 2019, this cosy hotel offers a very good location close to all main views in the city. Its roof top terrace is a very nice spot for a drink
Complimentary internet access will be available at both Omniair Plugfest venues at Caterpillar Demonstrations & Learning Centre and at DEKRA Connected Car Test Area.
Coffee, tea, refreshments and snacks will be available during the Omniair Plugfest at Caterpillar’s site.
Water will be available at the Outdoor Testing venue at DEKRA Connected Car Test Area.
Buffet lunch will be served on Monday September 30th at Caterpillar Customer Solutions Centre.
Lunches from Tuesday October 1st to Thursday October 3rd will be served at Caterpillar La Casa Restaurant.
Please do let Ms. Mariló Bellido know in advance if you have any food allergies or special diet needs at email@example.com. Please write “Omniair Plugfest” as a reference in the subject of the email.
Málaga weather in September-October is usually still hot during the day and cool at night. You can consult the forecast at:
Málaga time zone is CET (UTC +1 h)
In Spain, electric power comes through at 220 volts and at 50 Hertz. Please see below, plug types (C/F) & socket type (F) needed in Spain:
If your equipment works at different voltage, you need to bring a transformer. If your plug is different, you need to bring power adaptors.
In case you might need a visa to travel to Spain, please send your request of invitation letter for visa application to Ms. Mariló Bellido (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information. A visa invitation letter will be sent to you via email and hard copy if needed.
☐ Ms. ☐ Mrs. ☐ Mr.
Date of Birth
Passport Place of Issue
Passport Date of Issue
Passport Expiry Date
Full Mailing Address
(if hardcopy required)
Expected Entry Date
Expected Leaving Date
There are plenty of museum and historic sites to discover Málaga’s ancient and important cultural heritage. Also Málaga is full of restaurants, tapas bars and terraces to discover the Andalusian and Mediterranean cuisine and to enjoy the Andalusian life style.
The area around Calle La Bolsa and Calle Strachan is well-known for its classy restaurants: La Reserva 12, El Rescoldo, La Coccotte, Gorki…
In calle Granada and its surroundings there are many typical and more affordable tapas restaurants as El Piyayo, La Campana, Casa Lola, Taberna Matahambre, El Faro de Orellana, Los Gatos… you will also find nice restaurants, such as Bodega el Patio where to enjoy a good paella.
An obligated visit is Bodega El Pimpi located in calle Granada with a second entrance in calle Alcazabilla. This is one of the most famous spots in Málaga and their sweet wine and tapas are famous.
Muelle Uno is a very nice promenade by the sea. You will find a shopping area open 7 days a week as well as many tapas bars and restaurants of Andalusian and international food with a wide range of prices.
CULTURAL VISITS AND MUSEUMS
You can find more information on the cultural activities of the city in the following website: