OmniAir Michigan  Plugfest 

June 14 -18 

The OmniAir Michigan Plugfest is the premiere readiness testing event for connected vehicle technologies, bringing together V2X Device Manufacturers, Test Laboratories, and Test Tool Providers from around the world to test in a cooperative environment. 

The event will follow a hybrid meeting format allowing for limited in-person gathering, in addition to device testing through virtual witnessing via video platform. V2X device makers unable to attend in-person will have the option to ship their device(s) and experience device testing through virtual witnessing or to arrange a consultation to discuss results.  This format will allow for greater participation while adhering to current recommended safety guidelines. 

OmniAir Consortium and its event partners are committed to supporting a safe experience.  The health and safety of all event participants is our top priority.

Like all Plugfest events, this event will be cooperative, and open to all OmniAir members.

The OmniAir Michigan Plugfest is a week-long testing event with a focus on cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) testing. 

The primary objective of the Michigan Plugfest is to evaluate the readiness of V2X devices and test tools based off of our Release 1 test cases developed for OmniAir’s C-V2X certification program, the world’s first, for roadside-units (RSU) and onboard-units (OBU).  

This year’s event will feature a combination of remote and in-person testing. Bench and conformance testing will take place at our host facility in Novi, Michigan at Danlaw. 

Field interoperability and applications testing will take place at the Mcity Test Facility in Ann Arbor.  

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 unable to attend in-person will have the option to  ship their device and experience device testing through virtual witnessing via video platform, or arrange a consultation to discuss results. 

The OmniAir Michigan Plugfest will offer the following testing for conformance, interoperability, and security in both lab and field environments.

  • Radio testing for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • Upper Layer Conformance testing against OmniAir specifications for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • BSM Performance & Location Accuracy Testing for DSRC (upon advance request) and LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • BSM Application Drive Comparison Testing for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5) 
  • SCMS Security Certificate Testing and Multi-source Certificate Interoperability Testing

Contact  Ryan Hall, Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development or visit our Eventbrite page to register as a test station or device under test. 

There are two active testing areas:

Bench and Conformance June 14, 15, and 16 

Danlaw – Plugfest Host
41211 Vincenti Ct, Novi, MI 48375

Please adhere to the following guidelines while testing at the Danlaw headquarters:

  • Participants must wear their official OmniAir Michigan Plugfest name badge at all times
  • No food or drink is allowed in the labs
  • Smoking is not permitted in any Danlaw buildings
  • Participants must stay within the designated areas

Field and Applications
June 17, and 18

2905 Baxter Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The Mcity Test Facility sits on a 32-acre site on U-M’s North Campus Research Complex, with more than 16 acres of roads and traffic infrastructure. The full-scale outdoor laboratory simulates the broad range of complexities vehicles encounter in urban and suburban environments.

Mcity operates the world’s first purpose-built proving ground for testing the performance and safety of connected and automated vehicles and technologies under controlled and realistic conditions.

View interactive map.

To request certificates, contact:






Please include “OmniAir” in the subject heading and attach the Security Requirements document to your request.


How can I upload the new test cases and TCIv3 for my C-V2X device?

OmniAir members have access to both the Release 1 test cases and TCIv3 on the members only section of the OmniAir website.

Non-OmniAir members wanting to participate in testing are encouraged to contact Ryan Hall, Senior Director – Business Development for consideration. 

OmniAir’s members have developed the first comprehensive set of test cases for LTE-V2X (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 is also offering application testing for the first time. 

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

The OmniAir® Michigan Plugfest Connected Vehicle Technical Workshop, will take place on Wednesday, June 16, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT.

Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to attend live panel sessions, featuring leading V2X experts from industry and government, to learn about recent advances in C-V2X applications and deployment.

The Michigan Plugfest will be the first Plugfest in North America exclusively focused on testing and readiness of C-V2X-based Connected Vehicle technologies.

Participation in the workshop is free to OmniAir members, as well as all those participating in OmniAir Michigan Plugfest testing.


Wednesday, June 16

10:00 am 

Welcoming Remarks 

Jason Conley, Executive Director, OmniAir

Tom Rzeznik, President & CEO, Danlaw


10:30 am

Keynote Presentation 

Allie Kelly, Executive Director, The Ray


11:00 am                                        

Panel 1: V2X Safety Applications: Testing and Deployment


Steven J. Cyra, PE, PTOE, HNTB Fellow, Associate Vice President


Hideki Hada, Toyota Motor North America – R&D, Advanced Product Planning Office, Executive Engineer

Jeff Varick, Founder & CEO, Brandmotion, LLC

Frank Perry, Sr. Technical Principal-Connected and Automated Vehicles, WSP

Venkata Pinnelli, V2X Product Manager, Danlaw


12:00 pm

Feature Presentation: Managing the Transition from DSRC to C-V2X

Jim Misener, Sr. Director, Product Management & Global C-V2X Ecosystem Lead, Qualcomm


12:30 pm

Panel 2: C-V2X Deployment Projects: Where the Rubber Hits the Road


Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director, Smart Mobility, City of Austin


Maureen Bock, Office of Innovation Officer, Oregon Department of Transportation

Laszlo Virag, Chief Technology Officer, Commsignia, Inc.

Jeffrey DeCoux, Chairman, Autonomy Institute

Katie Herbek, Head of Mobility Engagement, Central Mountain Region, Ford Mobility, LLC (invited)


1:30 pm

Featured Presentation: CV2X: Cybersecurity Considerations for Suppliers and OEMs

Duncan Woodbury, Danlaw Strategic Partner 

Registration is now open. We hope you will join us for an exciting, and informative event.

Thursday, June 17

9:30 am EDT

Mcity Test Facility, University of Michigan – North Campus

2909 Baxter Rd

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Join us for an inspiring conversation with female industry leaders who have made the S.T.E.M. fields, and related industries, their careers. Panelists will share insights about their path to their current career, the challenges they have encountered, and the experiences that have shaped their decisions. Event participants will have the opportunity to ask the panelists for advice on topics related to professional growth, overcoming obstacles, developing strong network connections, and achieving career satisfaction. After the main event, attendees will enjoy lunch and the opportunity to continue networking.

Participants include:

Robert Galvin, Master of Ceremonies, Chief Technology Officer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Carrie Morton, Moderator, Deputy Director, University of Michigan Concussion Center

Jessica Baker, SEP, Intelligent Transportation and Emerging Mobility Solutions, INCOSE SEP, National Practice Lead, HNTB

Courtney Ehrlichman, Head of Strategy, Panasonic Smart Mobility Office

Kendra Pridemore, Automotive Services Lead, UL

Ana Villegas, Chief Marketing Officer, NI

The full event agenda includes a tour of the Mcity Test Facility, a 32-acre site located on the University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex, an overview of OmniAir Michigan Plugfest field-testing activities, and the above-referenced panel presentation followed by lunch.

Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

Register today, space is limited for this free, in-person event.

About Mcity:

Mcity at the University of Michigan is leading the transition to connected and automated vehicles. Home to world-renowned researchers, a one-of-a-kind test facility, and on-road deployments, Mcity brings together industry, government, and academia to improve transportation safety, sustainability, and accessibility for the benefit of society.

Interested in sponsoring? OmniAir offers several attractive sponsorship packages. Click the box below to view  listed opportunities or contact Ryan Hall for more information.  


The Inn at St. John’s is the preferred hotel of the OmniAir Michigan Plugfest.  We have secured a room rate of $109 per night. 

If you would like to book your room here, please use the below group code and direct link.  You can also call the hotel directly to reserve if there is an issue with the online portal, (734) 414-0600, ext. 1 for reservations.  


Direct Link:

Group Code: OA061421A


Please do not hesitate to contact Kate Oldham with any questions or concerns.


Additional hotel options:

Hilton Garden Inn Plymouth  

14600 N Sheldon Road

Plymouth, MI 48170                


Detroit Marriott Livonia

17100 N Laurel Park Dr N               

Livonia, MI 48152                     


Holiday Inn Express & Suites  

15100 Beck Rd                    

Plymouth, MI 48170                


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 RSU makers planning to have their device installed at the Mcity facility, there will be two dates dedicated to install ahead of the event. 

Recommended device arrival times:

Danlaw: Monday, June 7 

  • FedEx facility very close to the office: 41390 W 11 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375
  • Danlaw Office:  ATTN: Andrew Donaldson/Plugfest Event, 41131 Vincenti CT, Novi MI 48375 

Mcity: Tuesday, June 1

  • Mcity, ATTN: Vaughn Haack,  2905 Baxter Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

        They do not have a loading dock at this address, so if a forklift is needed to unload any large equipment let us know in advance so           that we can arrange. Thank you!

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.


☐ 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


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.

OmniAir continues to monitor the ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19.  The health and safety of event participants and staff are our top priority.

Detailed guidelines will be published ahead of the event. Attendees are encouraged to refer to this site for updates or contact OmniAir staff with any questions or concerns.

Everyone in attendance is expected to comply with all posted health and safety requirements.

Please ensure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to the United States and for travel to Michigan. Please visit, Oakland County Health Division (Novi), and Washtenaw County Health Department(Ann Arbor) for more information.

Please be advised that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space, including OmniAir Michigan Plugfest. Prior to purchasing a ticket for and attending OmniAir Michigan Plugfest, please be sure that you have read the latest CDC Guidelines for Prevention.

Please see below the following health and safety protocols for the Danlaw, Inc. headquarters:

  • Participants must wear a mask at all times when indoors
  • Participants must complete a health declaration form each day
  • Participants must wear their Michigan Plugfest name badge at all times

Please see below the COVID-19 protocols for the Mcity Test Facility:

  • Follow University of Michigan guidelines covering face masks, social distancing, and other topics. Here’s a link to U-M COVID info for visitors.
  • All U-M visitors must complete a daily COVID screening via U-M’s ResponsiBlue tool for guests. 
  • For the Mcity Test Facility specifically:
    • No more than 2 people in a vehicle at a time
    • Porta-Potties are available at the Mcity Test Facility; visitors are not allowed inside the Mcity Office to use restrooms.