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DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for more than 90 years and is one of the world’s leading expert organizations in testing, inspection, and certification. DEKRA’s laboratory and connected car test area based in Malaga, Spain is now an OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory (OATL) for Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) technology and our first European based laboratory.

OmniAir’s certification program provides third-party accredited laboratory testing and validation of DSRC-based V2X devices to ensure that device manufacturers, suppliers and automotive OEMs entering the V2X market develop products that conform to industry protocol standards and specifications, to bring about trusted device communications.

At DEKRA’s Malaga test facility they have an impressive connected car test area, where DEKRA exercises scenarios using V2X technology for safety applications such as forward collision warnings, ‘heavy braking ahead,’ intersection collision warnings and road-side infrastructure warnings. The test track includes a 90-meter tunnel, simulated cityscape with intersections and curves.

“Expanding OmniAir’s certification program into Europe is an exciting step forward, and we look forward to working with DEKRA to move DSRC-V2X products from the lab to the streets,” said, Jason Conley, Executive Director for OmniAir Consortium. “OmniAir and our members believe independent, third-party certification for conformance and interoperability of V2X devices is a necessary step, for the public and our elected officials to fully embrace connected and autonomous vehicles.”

“We are very proud to become the first OMNIAIR authorized test laboratory for DSRC-V2X technology in Europe. OMINIAR is a leading organization in ITS, connected vehicles, tolling and IoV and being able to offer conformance and interoperability services for V2X devices is very important to our customers. DEKRA is investing important efforts and resources in automated and connected driving as the path to autonomous driving and Mobility 4.0. Our state of the art facilities in Klettwitz (Germany) and Málaga (Spain), now an OMNIAIR OATL, prove it. We are working to offer similar capabilities to our customers in North America and East Asia as the Global Partner for a Safe World”, said Fernando E. Hardasmal, Managing Director at DEKRA Testing and Certification S.A.U and Global Market and Sales Director at DEKRA Product Testing and Certification.

OmniAir Consortium has been working for 14 years with the express purpose of promoting communications conformance and interoperability among intelligent transportation technologies, irrespective of the communications platform. OmniAir and its members have worked collaboratively with transportation stakeholders to develop requirements and specifications for both tolling and Connected Vehicles. Since 2012, OmniAir has certified RFID tags and readers used in electronic toll collection systems.

About OmniAir: OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification in ITS, tolling, IoT technologies and connected vehicles. OmniAir’s membership includes public agencies, private companies, research institutions and independent test laboratories. Learn more about OmniAir at www.omniair.org.

About DEKRA: DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for more than 90 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world’s leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s operating business. In 2016, DEKRA generated sales totaling approximately 2.9 billion Euros. The company currently employs more than 39,000 people in more than 50 countries on all five continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company’s 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe world. Learn more about DEKRA at www.dekra-product-safety.com

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