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OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles is developing a new certification testing program for V2X-based safety applications.

OmniAir® aims to help to ensure widespread adoption, deployment, and use of trusted vehicle-to-everything (V2X) based applications, which have the potential to save lives and to reduce accidents. These applications, many of which have been developed for pilot projects, are designed to work with either C-V2X or DSRC radios.

OmniAir has committed to developing certification tests for at least five V2X applications in 2021. OmniAir expects to conduct bench simulation and field testing for these five applications for the first time at this year’s OmniAir Plugfest.

OmniAir has selected Emergency Electronic Brake Light (EEBL) as the first application for testing. EEBL is a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) safety application that allows vehicles to broadcast a hard braking event to surrounding vehicles, generating warnings to drivers to help avoid a crash.

OmniAir’s Application Testing Sub-Working Group, formed in 2020, is comprised of leading V2X and wireless communications experts from across the ITS industry. Its focus is the development of test specifications for applications based on published industry standards, and ITS stakeholder requirements. Hassen Alwalie of Danlaw, Inc. chairs the Group.

“With the proliferation of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) applications, and an expanding set of future use cases, there is a growing need for testing and certification,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director, OmniAir Consortium. “OmniAir’s V2X Application Testing is aimed at ensuring widespread adoption of this critical need.”

The next V2X Applications meeting takes place 2:30-3:30 PM (EST) on Wednesday, February 17. Participation is open to all OmniAir Members. Please contact Kate Oldham, OmniAir’s Sr. Director of Meetings & Membership, if you are interested in participating.

For more information about OmniAir Consortium and OmniAir Certification, please visit our website at www.omniair.org.

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