Ford Motor Company, one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, and provider of advanced mobility solutions has joined OmniAir Consortium®.
Based in Dearborn, Michigan, the company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company, and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles, and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 191,000 people worldwide.
“We are excited to have a world-class company like Ford as OmniAir’s newest member,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director of OmniAir Consortium. “Ford’s expertise and experience in the development and deployment of life-saving C-V2X technologies, will help OmniAir® to advance its mission of providing certification and interoperability for connected vehicles and infrastructure.”
Ford was the first automaker to announce a definitive timeline for the introduction of C-V2X communications in the United States. Ford plans to install this technology on its newly launched U.S. vehicles beginning in 2022, and within a few years all of the over 2 million vehicles Ford manufactures each year in this country will have it.
OmniAir, together with our 80 member companies around the globe, is developing the world’s first comprehensive testing and certification program for C-V2X (PC5 LTE-V2X) devices. This program is expected to launch in Q3.
About OmniAir Consortium:
OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification in 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