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OmniAir Consortium, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for Connected Vehicles, tolling, and ITS, announces its lineup of speakers for the Motor City Plugfest, May 7-11 in Plymouth, MI.

Monday, May 7 features a Connected Vehicle Workshop. Keynote speakers include Kirk Steudle, Director of Michigan Department of Transportation, and Marcus Welz, CEO of Siemens ITS.

OmniAir’s featured luncheon speaker will be Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation for the City of Detroit, who will discuss the advances in shared, autonomous, and connected vehicle development in the region, that have many calling Detroit the “Silicon Valley of Smart Mobility Technology.”

OmniAir also has lined up four panels to discuss technical and policy issues related to Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment, Automotive Cybersecurity, V2X Around the World, and Future Trends, including C-V2X, connected roads, and shared autonomous vehicles. Speakers from USDOT ITS Joint Program Office, Utah DOT, NXP, DEKRA, Panasonic, 3M, Qualcomm, ITS Korea, and many more V2X technology leaders will round out the first day.

A full Connected Vehicle Workshop Agenda can be found here.

This workshop will be followed by 4 days of intensive bench conformance, interoperability, and field testing of V2X devices at Intertek’s laboratory in Plymouth, MI and the American Center for Mobility’s Willow Run Test Facility in Ypsilanti, MI.

Over 400 test sessions will be available for vendors to conduct tests of DSRC devices, operated by staff from 15 leading test laboratories and test tool providers from around the world. In a first for the industry, OmniAir will also include testing stations for C-V2X devices.

“OmniAir’s goal is to ensure that there is a robust marketplace of trusted communications devices that are certified for conformance and interoperability,” says Jason Conley, Executive Director for OmniAir Consortium. “OmniAir’s Motor City Plugfest provides a unique opportunity for vendors to test their devices with representatives of leading test labs and test systems providers from around the world, to prepare for certification testing.”

In addition, OmniAir has planned parallel technical sessions throughout the week. When not in testing sessions, attendees can enjoy continuous learning on technical topics, including the Connected Vehicle pilots, security certificates and libraries, standards, software testing, and demonstrations of new test tools.

On Wednesday, May 9, U.S. Department of Transportation’s ITS Joint Program Office will host a stakeholder dialog session on the future of the National SCMS. On Thursday, May 10, OmniAir will host in-person meetings of our certification, technical, and cybersecurity working groups.

OmniAir Consortium’s last Plugfest in October drew 170 attendees from around the world, testing 37 V2X devices. This event promises to be even larger, with over 400 testing sessions, 15 test stations, as well as new security and field testing.

Register now if you are planning to attend. Space is limited.  
Member
Single Admit- $500

  • Limited Access
  • Half-day Workshop
  • Welcome Reception and access to Parallel Learning Sessions and Corporate Spotlights
  • Limited, Escorted Access to Device Testing Area
  • Escorted tour of ACM’s Willow Run Test Track
Non-member 
Single Admit- $800

  • Limited Access
  • Half-day Workshop
  • Welcome Reception and access to Parallel Learning Sessions and Corporate Spotlights
  • No Access to Device Testing Area
  • Escorted tour of ACM’s Willow Run Test Track
Government
Single Admit- $200

  • Half-day Workshop
  • Welcome Reception and access to Parallel Learning Sessions and Corporate Spotlights
  • Escorted access to bench and field testing areas and tour of ACM’s Willow Run Test Track
(Must be a government employee. Contractors not eligible)

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