OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, Tolling, and Connected Vehicles, will be working with test equipment vendors and test laboratories to provide comprehensive conformance and interoperability testing of V2X devices at the upcoming European Plugfest, hosted by DEKRA at their Testing & Certification S.A.U. Laboratory in Málaga, Spain.

Over the last two years, OmniAir has hosted several successful testing events in the United States and our first international event in Quebec, Canada. OmniAir has hardened its test cases and is ready to move beyond North America, with our first event in Europe this Fall and planned events in Asia beginning in 2020.

OmniAir has leveraged its vast experience in certifying DSRC-V2X devices and has applied that knowledge to begin testing and certifying C-V2X devices. Over 90 percent of OmniAir’s DSRC test specifications directly translate to C-V2X, and we believe certification of these life-saving devices is vital, irrespective of the radio technology being deployed.

For the first time, OmniAir is offering wide-ranging C-V2X conformance and interoperability testing against OmniAir test cases. OmniAir members, and test equipment vendors, Keysight Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz, and Spirent are offering comprehensive C-V2X testing.

“There is no better place to host OmniAir’s first European Plugfest then at DEKRA, our first OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory (OATL) in Europe,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director for OmniAir. “We are excited to bring our testing event to Europe to promote global interoperability and certification for V2X devices.”

Participants will be able to take advantage of state-of-the-art testing at DEKRA’s test track and host facilities. Their track includes real and simulated infrastructure elements and vehicles, as well as replicas of elements that interact with devices during testing. The track will be utilized to perform location accuracy tests, which are growing in importance, as OmniAir prepares to issue conformance release II test specifications, where location accuracy tests are required. The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) test tool will be used to evaluate devices for BSM performance and location accuracy.

OmniAir will open the registration for the event on Monday, July 22. If you have questions about participating as a presenter for the policy series, test station or sponsoring the OmniAir European Plugfest, contact Ryan Hall, Senior Director – Marketing and Business Development.

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