OmniAir European Plugfest


Sept 30 – Oct 4

omniair plugfest overview

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.

Policy conference

OmniAir Plugfest - Policy Conference

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. s of connected vehicle safety applications, tours of the indoor bench and track testing will be offered to attendees and media representatives.

Opening Session

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

·       Jason M. Conley, Executive Director, OmniAir Consortium

·       Thomas Jäger, Head of Technology Technical Service Management Senior Vice President, Service Division Product Testing, DEKRA

Keynote Session

10:30 AM –11:00 AM


·       Ana I. Blanco, Traffic Deputy Director, Traffic General Management, Home Office, Spain Government

·       Maxime Flament, Chief Technology Officer, 5GAA

11:00 – 11:15 AM

Panel Session 1 – V2X Interoperability & Testing Around the World

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM


·       Moderator – Mike Brown, Southwest Research Institute, Chair OmniAir Technical Working Group.

·       Jaydee L. Griffith, Electronics Engineer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

·       Alessio Fillipi, Head of Department, NXP Semiconductors

·       Bill McKinley, Automotive/Connected Car Business Lead, Keysight Technologies

·       Dr. Alain Vouffo, Product Manager, Spirent

12:30 – 2:00 PM









Panel Session 2C-V2X Testing and Deployments

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM


·       Moderator – Dr. Jim Lansford, Director Technical Standards, Qualcomm

·       Oliver Meffert, Director of Business Development, Autotalks

·       Jason JonMichael, Smart Mobility Director, Austin Department of Transportation

·       Laszlo Virag, Chief Technology Officer, Commsignia

·       Holger Rosier, Technology Manager, Automotive, Rohde & Schwarz

·       Saroj Panda, Director, Market Development (Automotive), Cellular Product Group, u-Blox

Fireside Chat 1 –  From bench to road – testing and maintaining V2X services

3:30 PM  –  4:15 PM


·       ModeratorPatrick Lauzière, Vice President Technology & Development, Intersect/Orange Traffic

·       Manfred Miller, Managing Director & Founder NORDSYS GmbH

·       Dr. Gerd Schmitz, Chief Executive Officer, S.E.A. Datentechnik GmbH

Fireside Chat 2 – The State of Cybersecurity for V2X

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM


·       Moderator – Ruben Lirio, Service Manager,  Service Division Product Testing, DEKRA

·       Jimmy Upton, Senior Security Consultant, INTEGRITY Security Services, Chair Cybersecurity Working Group

·       Jim Alfred, Certicom General Manager/Vice President, BlackBerry Technology Solutions

Networking Reception

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


V2X Testing offered

  • Radio testing for C-V2X PC5 and DSRC
  • Conformance testing against OmniAir specifications for DSRC  
  • Conformance testing against existing OmniAir specifications (draft) for C-V2X
  • Testing against ETSI specifications for ITS-G5
  • BSM Performance & Location Accuracy Testing for DSRC
  • BSM Drive Comparison Testing for DSRC and possibly CV2X
  • SCMS Security Certificate Testing (including new OmniAir security test cases
  • Reference Device Testing Availability for Certified DSRC Device with Stakeholder (limit two total)
  • Private testing for selected C-V2X —for the first time—will be offered

Test track

Dekra Test Track - OmniAir Plugfest Malaga
Dekra Test Track - OmniAir Plugfest Malaga
OmniAir Plugfest Malaga - Dekra Test Facility

prior plugfest events

Test station providers


  • INTEGRITY Security Services 
  • Penta Security  
  • BlackBerry


  • SGS (OATL) 
  • TTA  – Telecommunications Technology Association- Korea (OATL) 


  • Keysight (OQTE) 
  • Spirent (OQTE)
  • 3M (OQTE)
  • Rohde & Schwarz
  • S.E.A. GmbH. 
  • SwRI
  • Vector
  • Wayties

Getting around Malaga/Additional Info

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 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: 

  • Taxi: The airport is very close to the city centre, so taxi is one of the best options. The cab ride  takes approximately 20 minutes depending on the traffic and costs around EUR 25-30. Uber and Cabify are also options in Málaga.
  • Train: There is a very good connection from the airport to the city centre by train. It is reliable and very cheap. Follow the signs to the train station in front of the arrivals/departures lounges at terminal 3. From the airport take “Cercanias” train line C1 to Málaga city centre. It cost around EUR 2 it takes eight minutes.  You must keep your ticket to get out of the train station at the end of the journey. You can consult the timetable at:álaga/index.html
  • Public bus: Bus Line A runs from the airport to the city centre and it costs about EUR 2 as well. Follow the signs to the bus stop outside the Arrivals terminal. You can consult stops and the timetable at: http://www.emtMá
  • Rental or private cars: It is not advisable to rent a car if staying at Málaga downtown, although it is a good option if staying close to the Technological Park of Andalusia (PTA). Málaga city center is mostly pedestrian. Free parking is not possible at the city center and some streets are cut due to the metro works, so it can affect GPS navigation systems. In any case, there are several public parkings (pay per use) and most hotels have private parking for their guests. In case you are finally renting a car, please consult your hotel for parking availability and parking fees.

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: 

  • Taxi: It is the most comfortable option and the best if travelling in pairs or in groups. It takes 20 minutes approximately depending on the traffic conditions and cost around EUR 25-30.
  • Omniair Plugfest Courtesy Bus: A courtesy bus (optional) will pick up the participants at Málaga downtown (Hotel AC Málaga Palacio Stop). It will go directly to the PTA and make a second stop at Posadas de España Málaga Hotel at the entrance of the PTA to pick up more participants. It will make a final stop at Caterpillar, one of the venues of the Plugfest. This courtesy bus will be also available in the afternoon to take the participants back to the Posadas de España Hotel and to Málaga downtown. The bus is available Monday – Thursday; participants must take a taxi on Friday. 
  • Rental or private cars: There will be available although limited parking space at Caterpillar’s facilities. It will be provided on first comes first serves basis. For security reasons, participant will be asked to provide his/her name as well as car plate number in order to access the facilities. There is a secondary parking area besides DEKRA Connected Car Test Area.
  • Rental or private cars: There will be available although limited parking space at Caterpillar’s facilities. It will be provided on first comes first serves basis. For security reasons, participant will be asked to provide his/her name as well as car plate number in order to access the facilities. There is a secondary parking area besides DEKRA Connected Car Test Area.

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 Test Track - OmniAir Plugfest Malaga

DEKRA Connected Car Test Area – Outdoor Testing

Dekra Test Track - OmniAir Plugfest Malaga
OmniAir Plugfest Malaga - Dekra Test Facility

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.

  • Before sending your package, please send an email with the following information:
    • Subject: OMNIAIR Plugfest – Shipping
    • Proforma invoice that shows:
      • Exporter name
      • Consignee (Caterpillar)
      • Description of the items in your package
      • HS Code, country of origin, value and currency for each item
  • Terms of delivery shall be DDP –Delivery Duties Paid

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): 

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.

  • Please send your package to:

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




  • After you send your package, please send an email with the following information:
  • Email subject reference: OMNIAIR Plugfest – Shipping details
  • Name of the shipping company you are using
  • Package “tracking number”
  • Expected date of delivery

To: Mr. Manuel Castillo ( and 

copy Ms. Mariló Bellido (

  • Return of the items back to you

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.

Hotel Posadas de España Málaga

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

Hotels Room Mate Larios and Room Mate Valeria

Room Mate Valeria


Room Mate Larios

Plaza Poeta Alfonso Canales, 5

29001 Málaga, Spain

Marques de Larios, 2 29005 Málaga, Spain

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 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.

NH Málaga Hotel

Calle San Jacinto, 2
29007 Málagaálaga

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 or by calling: +1 212 219 7607 or +34 95 2071323

Hotel Molina Lario

Molina Lario, 20-22
29015 Málaga

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.

Hotel Sallés Málaga Centro

Mármoles 6
29007 Málaga

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


☐ Ms.      ☐ Mrs.      ☐ Mr.

First name


Last name




Date of Birth


Passport Number


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.


  • Carmen Thyssen Museum – Important private collection of paintings dated from XIII to XIX century. OpenS from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00 to 20.00 h – Price 6 € http://www.carmenthyssenMá
  • Roman Theatre and Alcabaza – Arabic XI century fortress and palace with breath-taking views of the city. Opened from Monday to Sunday, from 9.00 to 20.00 h – The entrance is located in calle Alcazabilla – Price 3,55€.
  • Picasso Museum Málaga – The collection integrates more than 200 Pablo Picasso’s works – Opens from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10.00 to 20.00 h, on Fridays opened until 21 h – Price 6 € – http://museopicassoMá
  • CAC Málaga – Contemporary art museum of Málaga just at the opposite side of the Guadalmedina River. Free entrance. http://cacMá 

You can find more information on the cultural activities of the city in the following website: