OmniAir Consortium the world’s leading industry association promoting national and global interoperability and certification for connected vehicles, tolling, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) announces that the UL-Novi facility is now an OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory (OATL) to conduct certification testing for dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) vehicle-to-everything (V2X) devices. UL helps manufacturers assess their V2X devices so they can interoperate seamlessly with each other and connected vehicles through DSRC wireless protocol.
For more than a century, UL has employed exacting scientific processes and the highest ethical principles to deliver increased trust in products. UL is using its in-depth safety knowledge and experience to focus on a new generation of safety challenges which now encompasses critical safety communications devices for connected vehicles of all types: manned, automated and autonomous.
“From smart devices and car sensors, interoperability between vehicles and devices is key to the success of connected cars,” said Kendra Pridemore, UL Automotive Business Manager. “By working with OmniAir, UL helps manufacturers validate that their Vehicle-to-Everything devices can wirelessly interact with vehicles, to help ensure a safe and an enjoyable driving experience.”
“In the United States, nearly everyone can recognize the ubiquitous UL mark emblazoned upon a wide array of products we use every day,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director for OmniAir Consortium. “Authorizing laboratories that are known at home and throughout the world, lends a layer of credibility and trust to OmniAir’s independent third-party certification process.”
UL supports the development and adoption of industry standards for the connected vehicle industry. It is an active member of the OmniAir Consortium. The UL-Novi facility is conveniently located in the Detroit area that has attracted more than a dozen Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to set up their headquarters, technical centers, and manufacturing facilities.