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.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
OmniAir DSRC Test Cases:
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
Jason Conley, Executive Director, OmniAir
Tom Rzeznik, President & CEO, Danlaw
Allie Kelly, Executive Director, The Ray
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
Feature Presentation: Managing the Transition from DSRC to C-V2X
Jim Misener, Sr. Director, Product Management & Global C-V2X Ecosystem Lead, Qualcomm
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)
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.
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.
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.
Group Code: OA061421A
Please do not hesitate to contact Kate Oldham with any questions or concerns.
Additional hotel options:
14600 N Sheldon Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
17100 N Laurel Park Dr N
Livonia, MI 48152
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
Mcity: Tuesday, June 1
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.
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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.
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 Michigan.gov, 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:
Please see below the COVID-19 protocols for the Mcity Test Facility: