OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles, is bringing the world’s largest testing event for connected vehicles and infrastructure to the Lone Star State.

OmniAir Lone Star Plugfest will take place the week of April 27-May 1, bringing together leading automotive OEMs, device manufacturers, test labs, and test equipment providers from around the world.

OmniAir® is partnering with the City of Austin and NXP to host the week-long event, which will feature the only comprehensive testing for both C-V2X and DSRC devices, including bench conformance, security, interoperability, and field performance testing.

“Austin is a perfect city to host an OmniAir Plugfest because Austin is committed to collaboration, progress, and innovation,” said Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director – Smart Mobility at City of Austin. “OmniAir Plugfest’s are the premier testing events for Connected Vehicles because they propel technology forward by offering informative sessions that address concerns around policy, cybersecurity, and safety applications. I am looking forward to welcoming OmniAir and its members to our great city.”

OmniAir’s Connected Vehicle Policy Conference, will take place during Plugfest, featuring experts from government, academia, and industry addressing key policy and technical issues impacting the connected vehicle industry.

Prior OmniAir Plugfest attendees will notice a fresh format that will provide more learning and networking opportunities for those not engaged in testing. Guided tours of Austin’s V2X test beds and smart mobility projects, hands-on learning sessions and technology demonstrations will be offered on both sides of the main policy conference. The policy conference is a full-day event that will take place mid-week, on Wednesday, April 29, followed by a networking reception.

OmniAir Consortium, which launched the world’s first certification program for DSRC-V2X devices in 2017, is developing a new certification program for C-V2X (LTE-V2X PC5), which is expected to launch in Q3.

OmniAir Lone Star Plugfest is the only testing event to offer comprehensive conformance, interoperability, security, and field performance testing for both DSRC and C-V2X devices.

Who typically attends an OmniAir Plugfest?

OmniAir Plugfests draw device manufacturers, Tier One Suppliers, chipset providers, OEMs, deploying agencies, and leading engineering firms from Asia, Europe, and North America.

What’s new?

For those testing, OmniAir Plugfests are the premier testing event for Connected Vehicle technologies. These week-long events, provide an opportunity to test V2X devices, in both lab and field environments, with leading laboratories and test equipment providers from around the world.

This event will offer testing for conformance, interoperability, and security–in both lab and field environments. With the City of Austin hosting we have a unique opportunity to conduct field testing in a live traffic environment on the streets of downtown!

V2X devices will be tested against the following areas:

  • Radio testing for C-V2X PC5 and DSRC
  • Conformance testing against OmniAir specifications for DSRC
  • Conformance testing against existing OmniAir specifications for C-V2X
  • BSM Performance & Location Accuracy Testing for DSRC
  • BSM Drive Comparison Testing for DSRC and possibly C-V2X
  • SCMS Security Certificate Testing (including new OmniAir security test cases)
  • Reference Device Testing Availability for Certified DSRC Device with Stakeholder (limit two total)

Registration is now open!  OmniAir Members who register for “attendee only” tickets before February 14 will enjoy a $250 discount using the code “OmniAirVIP.”

If you are interested in presenting either on a panel, during a learning session or have a connected vehicle product to demonstrate, you can complete our call for speakers form online. You may also contact Kate Oldham, Senior Director – Meetings & Membership, or Ryan Hall, Senior Director – Business Development and Marketing directly for those or corporate sponsorship opportunities.

OmniAir - Lone Start Plugfest
OmniAir Lone Star Plugfest

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