Siemens Mobility, Inc. is the third vendor to apply for OmniAir’s new Dual-Use Certification program for Roadside Units (RSU).
OmniAir®, together with its members, is developing the world’s first comprehensive certification program for C-V2X (LTE-V2X PC5) devices. The Dual-Use Certification program will certify both a Cellular V2X (C-V2X) and Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) radio in a single housing.
Siemens’ Sittraffic ESCoS Roadside Unit RSU was awarded OmniAir Certification for its DSRC capability, and this product will now undergo certification testing through our Dual-use certification program. OmniAir expects to offer testing and certification for C-V2X devices and Dual-use configurations in the fall of 2020.
OmniAir Certified® devices conform to industry standards and meet minimum interoperability, security, and performance requirements. OmniAir’s C-V2X Certification program, once available, will provide infrastructure owner-operators and automotive OEMs with the same level of trust and assurance for other OmniAir Certified devices.
“Siemens is providing V2X solutions with their OmniAir Certified DSRC devices throughout testbeds across the United States,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director for OmniAir. We are excited that Siemens is taking advantage of our independent, third-party testing and certification for Dual-Use RSUs. Their confidence in our program will ensure the advancement and continued deployment of V2X technology.”
OmniAir is taking reservations for Dual-Use RSUs to address the immediate needs of infrastructure owner-operators, which are seeking to invest in Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) capabilities that can accommodate future vehicle connectivity, regardless of the underlying radio technology (DSRC or C-V2X). OmniAir has offered third-party testing and certification for DSRC-V2X devices since 2017.
Additional information about the Dual-Use RSU Certification program and requirements, as well as OmniAir’s other certification programs, is available on our website.
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.