OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles, announces it will host the OmniAir® Michigan Plugfest the week of June 14-18 in Michigan. This year’s event will, for the first time, focus exclusively on cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) technologies.
OmniAir Plugfests are the premiere testing event for connected vehicles, bringing together leading automotive OEMs, device manufacturers, test laboratories, and test equipment providers for a week-long testing event. This year’s event will feature both in-person and remote testing, allowing participation from any place in the world.
The OmniAir Michigan Plugfest will be hosted by OmniAir member, Danlaw, Inc., a world leader in connected car and automotive electronics. Laboratory testing will take place at their corporate headquarters in Novi, Michigan.
“These events are a great opportunity to demonstrate the maturity of V2X technology and its potential to save so many lives”, said Tom Rzeznik, President and CEO of Danlaw, Inc. “This is the second time that Danlaw is hosting Plugfest, and we are excited to once again showcase our products, facilities, and staff to our industry peers.”
Field testing will take place at the Mcity Test Facility in nearby Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mcity, affiliated with the University of Michigan, features state-of-the-art facilities for Connected and Automated (CAV) testing.
The event will follow a hybrid meeting format allowing for limited in-person gathering, in addition to device testing through virtual witnessing via a video platform. V2X device makers unable to attend in-person have the option to ship their device(s) and experience device testing through virtual witnessing or to arrange a consultation to discuss results. This format will allow for greater participation while adhering to current recommended safety guidelines.
OmniAir Consortium and its event partners are committed to supporting a safe experience. The health and safety of all event participants are our top priority.
“We are excited to bring the next OmniAir Plugfest to Michigan, the undisputed global leader in mobility technologies,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director of OmniAir. “OmniAir Plugfests provide an opportunity for device manufacturers to prepare for certification testing, working with some of the leading V2X experts from around the world.”
The primary objective of the Michigan Plugfest is to evaluate the readiness of V2X devices and test tools based on OmniAir’s Release 1 test cases developed for OmniAir’s C-V2X certification program for roadside-units (RSU) and onboard-units (OBU). OmniAir is launching the world’s first comprehensive certification program for C-V2X and expects to begin accepting certification applications next month.
The OmniAir Michigan Plugfest will offer the following testing for conformance, interoperability, and security in both lab and field environments.
Registration is now open! Space is limited so participants are encouraged to reserve their space soon. Registrants may bring up to two devices for testing, as well as testing teams of up to two engineers (on-site). Registrants may participate in remote or on-site testing or both. Each ticket affords up to two devices.
OmniAir Members who register before April 23 will enjoy a $500 discount using the code OMNIAIRMEMBER, plus an additional $500 credit toward Fall 2021 Plugfest registration.
Please contact Ryan Hall, Senior Director – Business Development and Marketing, for corporate sponsorship opportunities.
For more information, and to stay up to date on event details, please visit the Michigan Plugfest page.
Danlaw is a global leader in connected car technology and automotive electronics. We focus our efforts on research and development to create intelligent solutions for an increasingly connected world. Our team is dedicated to revolutionizing mobility by driving innovation and bringing people together.
The 300+ Danlaw engineering professionals have been providing automotive embedded electronics solutions to OEMs and their tier-1 supply base for over 37 years. Danlaw has facilities in the USA, India, and China. Danlaw specializes in embedded systems development and testing for embedded control units (ECUs), vehicle network communications, infotainment, and telematics. Customers include automotive OEMs, electronics suppliers, fleet, and automotive insurance companies worldwide.
About Mcity Test Facility
Mcity at the University of Michigan is leading the transition to connected and automated vehicles.
Home to world-renowned researchers, a one-of-a-kind test facility, and on-road deployments,
Mcity brings together industry, government, and academia to improve transportation safety, sustainability, and accessibility for the benefit of society.
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.