OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and Connected Vehicles, announced today that DEKRA, based in Malaga, Spain, is now the world‘s first OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory (OATL) for LTE-V2X PC5-based, cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology.
OmniAir‘s certification program provides third-party accredited laboratory testing and validation of C-V2X devices to ensure that device manufacturers, suppliers, and automotive OEMs entering the V2X market develop products that conform to industry standards and meet minimum performance and interoperability requirements.
“Expanding OmniAir‘s connected vehicle certification program to include C-V2X technology is an exciting step forward,“ said Jason Conley, Executive Director for OmniAir Consortium. “DEKRA is a proven leader in providing connected vehicle testing, and we are pleased they were the first to pass the comprehensive audit to become an OATL to offer C-V2X certification testing.“
This accreditation authorizes DEKRA to perform laboratory and field testing for C-V2X devices at their Málaga, Spain facility. DEKRA has a shielded laboratory environment and an impressive test track with 5G infrastructure and international networks. DEKRA will utilize OmniAir Qualified Test Equipment (OQTE) from Spirent and Keysight to run a series of manual and automated test cases developed by OmniAir.
OmniAir encourages C-V2X road–side unit (RSU) and on-board unit (OBU) manufacturers ready for certification testing to complete the entire registration process early. A test plan and a priority testing slot will be granted upon receipt of the completed application, product certification agreement, and OmniAir‘s certification payment.
OmniAir Consortium Authorized Test Laboratories can be found and verified by visiting our authorized laboratory catalog located at https://omniair.org/authorized-test-labs/.
For information about our certification programs, visit our website at www.omniair.org.
About OmniAir Consortium
OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles. OmniAir‘s membership includes public agencies, private companies, research institutions, and independent test laboratories.