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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a contract to OmniAir Consortium® to provide Next-Generation V2X Certification. This contract builds upon OmniAir’s existing V2X certification program to ensure future certification needs, and specifically, security-based needs, are met through the process of certification.

 

The objectives of this project are to:

  • Identify and define minimum security requirements that devices must meet to be trusted in a V2X ecosystem through the establishment and facilitation of a security-based working group.
  • Develop a coordination process among certification members, standards development organizations (SDOs), and USDOT to ensure that certification test suites remain in sync with the latest standards and the certification program continues to respond to market needs.

“OmniAir Consortium is pleased to work with FHWA to ensure that OmniAir’s existing V2X testing and certification programs address security needs and specific needs for infrastructure equipment,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director of OmniAir Consortium.

 

OmniAir and our members will address several key tasks: minimum security requirements, SDO standards coordination, and test procedures not publicly released into OmniAir’s certification process.

 

OmniAir intends to identify and define minimum security requirement levels that devices must meet to become trusted in a V2X communications ecosystem. This deliverable will occur through the establishment and facilitation of a security-based working group. This activity enables and allows for a coordinated process among certification members, standards development organizations (SDOs), and the USDOT to ensure that certification test suites remain in sync with the latest standards and the certification program continues to respond to market needs.

 

Minimum Security Recommendations for V2X Systems

This activity will identify and define minimum security requirements that devices must meet to have trusted communications in a V2X ecosystem through our security-focused working group. OmniAir will facilitate industry inputs through our diverse and specialized membership involved in V2X security, certificates, and testing entities.

 

Establish SDO Coordination Process for Certification Evolution

The objective of this task is to establish an SDO coordination process to ensure developed test suites remain in sync with the latest standards that the OmniAir Consortium certification program continues to evolve in response to market needs. OmniAir will define a process to communicate any test suite updates to our certification service users ensuring they are aligned with relevant standards and be able to provide their interpretation. To develop the parameters of a coordination process OmniAir staff, typically the Technical Director will continue to participate, engage and interface with relevant

Standards Developing Organizations and ITS Standards Programs such as IEEE, ITE, NTCIP & SAE entities involved in V2X standards under this task capacity.

 

Provide Technical Support as Next-Generation V2X Test Procedures are Finalized

This activity provides limited technical support from OmniAir to the USDOT (and its contractors) during the development and finalization of the next generation V2X test procedures from other government-sponsored task orders. Specifically, this will include new test cases for roadside units (RSUs) and connected infrastructure. OmniAir will review and provide comments for certification readiness within three months of receipt of the test procedure drafts provided. Comments generated will be facilitated through the technical director and could include consolidated in-kind contributions

from the V2X technical committee if appropriate.

 

OmniAir Consortium members will have an opportunity to contribute to this effort-especially on device security-which builds upon the work of OmniAir’s existing Cybersecurity Working Group, which has been developing new requirements and test cases.  This project will be discussed in detail on our November 29 Monthly Membership call.

 

OmniAir held a kick-off meeting for the project on November 9. The period of performance goes through March 2020.

 

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. Learn more about OmniAir at www.omniair.org.

 

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