On November 17, OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles, met with Federal Communications Commission staff, urging the Commission to quickly grant multiple waiver requests to permit the deployment of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) devices, operating in the upper 30 megahertz portion of the 5.9 GHz Band.
In the ex parte meeting, OmniAir®reiterated its support for both the Joint Waiver Request for a nationwide waiver from a group of automakers, equipment manufacturers, and state departments of transportation, as well as requests by multiple transportation departments, including Georgia, Florida, and Maryland DOTs, for the issuance of waivers that would permit deployment of C-V2X OBUs and RSUs.
OmniAir provided the FCC an overview of our organization, membership, and ongoing efforts to enable “trusted communications” for C-V2X services.
In addition, OmniAir briefed the Commission on OmniAir’s independent third-party testing and certification program for C-V2X OBUs, RSUs, and modules. OmniAir also discussed the role certification and OmniAir Plugfest testing events play in ensuring C-V2X readiness for deployment.
“We urge the Commission to act quickly in granting the waiver requests,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director of OmniAir. “OmniAir is ready and willing to provide engineering resources to help overcome any outstanding questions to provide Commission confidence in granting C-V2X Waiver Requests.”
OmniAir Certification and Conformance Testing Program for C-V2X radio devices helps to realize these “trusted communications” between the roadside infrastructure, vehicles, and other transportation users to enhance public safety.
A copy of OmniAir’s ex parte presentation is available here.
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.