OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles announces that the next OmniAir® Plugfest will take place in Ohio the week of November 8-12. 


The OmniAir Ohio Plugfest will be hosted by the Transportation Research Center (TRC), in East Liberty, Ohio. TRC operates the largest independent vehicle test facility and proving grounds in the United States, and the state-of-the-art SMARTCenter for the testing of connected and automated vehicles.

“OmniAir is excited to bring its next Plugfest to the Buckeye State,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director for OmniAir Consortium. “Ohio is a proven leader in supporting the development and deployment of connected vehicles and advanced mobility technology.” 

OmniAir Plugfests are the premiere readiness testing events for connected vehicle technologies, bringing together leading V2X device manufacturers, test laboratories, and test systems providers from around the world for a week-long event featuring conformance, interoperability, security, and performance testing in lab and field environments.

This November’s event will build on the success of our recent Michigan Plugfest, and last year’s Global Plugfest, and will feature:

  • Intensive lab and field testing
  • Live technology demonstrations
  • Technical workshop
  • Women-in-S.T.E.M. event
  • In-person and remote testing
  • Networking opportunities

Watch the following short video, created in collaboration with OmniAir member and Michigan Plugfest event sponsor, NI, which highlights our most recent event in Detroit, Michigan. Hear directly from colleagues and competitors to better understand what is achieved during our plugfest events.

Readiness testing will consist of on-site testing conducted by OmniAir staff, member test laboratories, test equipment providers, and security experts. Participating device manufacturers will have the option of accompanying their device under test (DUT) or shipping the DUT for virtual witnessing.

The OmniAir Ohio Plugfest will offer the following testing for conformance, interoperability, and security in both laboratory and field environments.

  • Radio testing for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • Upper Layer Conformance testing against OmniAir specifications for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • BSM Performance & Location Accuracy Testing LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • BSM Application Drive Comparison Testing for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5)
  • SCMS Security Certificate Testing and Multi-source Certificate Interoperability Testing 

Early Bird tickets are available, for test stations and V2X device vendors, through Friday, October 1. These tickets allow up to four persons from the same company to participate in all testing activities throughout the week.

Device and test station registrants will also receive two additional tickets to the Connected Vehicle Technical Workshop, the Women-in-S.T.E.M. event, and other non-testing events throughout the week. Just click on the Early Bird above or here to register.

If you have any questions regarding event registration please contact Ryan Hall, Senior Director of Business Development, at

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