Heading into OmniAir Consortium’s Motor City Plugfest, Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, and Plugfest host has been authorized by the OmniAir Consortium to conduct testing for our dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) vehicle-to-everything (V2X) certification program. With this approval, Intertek becomes one of only three OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratories (OATLs) under the program.
OmniAir’s certification program provides accredited third-party laboratory testing and validation of DSRC-based V2X devices, ensuring that manufacturers, suppliers and automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) develop products that conform to industry standards and specifications to ensure trusted device communications. It is the first global program to certify DSRC V2X technology.
DSRC is wireless technology that allows automobiles to communicate with each other, as well as related infrastructure, such as stop lights, emergency vehicles or other smart devices.
“I am thrilled to announce Intertek as our newest OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory for DSRC V2X testing, said Jason Conley, Executive Director for OmniAirConsortium. “Intertek’s deep experience in automotive and wireless testing and world-class facilities will help OmniAir to advance its mission of promoting interoperability for V2X.”
Ralph Buckingham, Director of Connected and Autonomous Technologies at Intertek, stated: “We are thrilled to join the OmniAir Connected Vehicle certification program and bring our precision, pace, and passion to technology that is revolutionizing the automotive industry. Innovation has always been a focus of Intertek, and we are looking forward to being part of a program that helps to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of connected vehicle DSRC devices.”
Automotive manufacturers and suppliers are invited to speak with the Intertek, and our other OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratories during the Motor City Plugfest, which takes place from May 7-11 at Intertek’s facility in Plymouth, Michigan and the American Center for Mobility proving grounds In Ypsilanti Township. Details can be found at the OmniAir website.
Intertek provides expertise on performance, quality and reliability standards and expectations for the automotive industries with efficient, cost-effective insights and testing capabilities. The Company is accredited to conduct hundreds of electrical, chemical, and mechanical tests for automotive components, products, and 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.