Ohio Plugfest

OmniAir Ohio Plugfest 

November 8-12 

OmniAir Ohio Plugfest, November 8-12, 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 Plugfests are the premiere readiness testing events for connected vehicle technologies, bringing together V2X Device Manufacturers, Test Laboratories, and Test Tool Providers from around the world to test in a cooperative environment. 

The event will follow a hybrid meeting format, with most testing slots reserved for in-person testing. V2X device makers unable to attend in-person will have the option to ship their device(s) and experience device testing through virtual witnessing.

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.

Like all Plugfest events, this event is open to all OmniAir members.

The OmniAir Ohio Plugfest is a week-long testing event focusing on cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) testing. 

The primary objective of the Ohio Plugfest is to evaluate the readiness of V2X devices and test tools based on our Release 1 test cases developed for OmniAir’s C-V2X certification program, the world’s first, for roadside-units (RSU) and onboard-units (OBU).  

This year’s event will feature a combination of remote and in-person testing. Bench conformance and field testing will occur at our host facility in East Liberty, OH, at the Transportation Research Center (TRC).  

OmniAir technical staff and participating OmniAir Authorized Test Lab (OATL) personnel, along with a combination of test equipment provided by OmniAir member companies, will perform tests for our members and strategic partners.

The OmniAir Ohio Plugfest will offer the following testing for conformance, interoperability, and security in both lab 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 for DSRC (upon advance request) and 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

TRC operates the largest independent vehicle test facility and proving grounds in the United States, sitting on a secure 4,500 acres, with the state-of-the-art SMARTCenter for the testing of connected and automated vehicles.

Nestled in the rolling hills of northwestern Ohio, TRC lies within the heart of the I-75 automotive corridor, less than 40 minutes from Columbus and approximately 2.5 hours from Detroit. This region is known for its continuous growth and future advancement in automotive manufacturing, research and development.

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To request certificates please contact Ryan Hall.

Please include “OmniAir” in the subject heading and attach the Security Requirements document to your request.

How can I upload the new test cases and TCIv3 for my C-V2X device?

OmniAir members have access to both the Release 1 test cases and TCIv3 on the members only section of the OmniAir website.

Non-OmniAir members wanting to participate in testing are encouraged to contact Ryan Hall, Senior Director – Business Development rhall@omniair.org for consideration. 

OmniAir members have developed the first comprehensive set of test cases for LTE-V2X (C-V2X PC5) radios, based on industry standards. These include new test cases for On-Board Units (OBU) and Roadside Units (RSUs). Many test cases are based on existing test specifications for OmniAir’s existing certification program for DSRC-V2X radios.

OmniAir is also offering application testing for the first time. 

OmniAir C-V2X Test Cases are Based on the Following Standards:

  • 3GPP 36-521 & 36-523 Radio Transmissions & Receptions
  • SAE J3161/1:2020 OBU LTE-V2X Communications
  • IEEE 1609.2:2017, 2a & 2b:2019 Security Services
  • IEEE 1609.2.1(CAMP):2020 SCMS & Certificates
  • IEEE 1609.3:2020 Network Services
  • IEEE 1609.4:2016 Multi-Channel Operations
  • SAE J2735 Message Decoding
  • SAE J2945/1:2020 V2V Minimum Performance
  • SAE J2945/1 & /1A:2020 BSM Checklist Driving Test
  • SAE J2945/1A:2020 BSM Min. Performance & Location Accuracy Field Testing
  • SAE J2735 SPAT per 783-OA-TSS&TP-SPAT
  • SAE J2735 MAP per 782-OA-TSS&TP-MAP

  OmniAir DSRC Test Cases: 

  • 802.11p PHY 
  • SCMS & Sec Certs 
  • 1609.2 Sec 
  • 1609.3 NS 
  • 1609.4 MC 
  • J2735 WSMs
  • J2945/1 BSMs RSU 4.1 & SNMP
  • OBU: Drive Test
  • OBU: Loc Accy

The OmniAir Ohio Plugfest Connected Vehicle Technical Workshop, will take place in-person at the Transportation Research Center’s James A. Rhodes Conference Center on Monday, November 8, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ET.

Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to attend live panel sessions, featuring leading V2X experts from industry and government, to learn about recent advances in C-V2X applications and deployment, V2X-based tolling and Road User Charging (RUC), V2X for micro-mobility and the Vulnerable Road User (VRU), and the importance of readiness testing and certification.

Interested in presenting? To join our program of expert speakers, complete the online application form, or send your proposal to Kate Oldham before Friday, October 1.

Join us for an inspiring conversation with female industry leaders who have made the S.T.E.M. fields, and related industries, their careers.

Tuesday, November 9, 10:00 am ET in the Transportation Research Center’s James A. Rhodes Conference Center.

Interested in sponsoring? OmniAir offers several attractive sponsorship packages. Click the box below to view  listed opportunities or contact Ryan Hall for more information.  

Details coming soon!

Devices and other equipment can be shipped to the below address, ATTN: Plugfest. Please email Ryan Hall to advise when items are shipped and the expected arrival date to ensure they are sent to the correct building.


     ATTN: Plugfest 

     10820 OH-347

     East Liberty, Ohio 43319  


Please contact Ryan Hall, with questions or concerns.

In case you might need a visa to travel to the United States, please send your request of invitation letter for visa application to Jason Conley with the following information. A visa invitation letter will be sent to you via email and hard copy if needed.


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Payment in full of all fees is due upon registration. All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges for any reason. OmniAir will apply your paid registration to a future event if the event is postponed or cancelled.

OmniAir continues to monitor the ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19.  The health and safety of event participants and staff are our top priority.

Detailed guidelines will be published ahead of the event. Attendees are encouraged to refer to this site for updates or contact OmniAir staff with any questions or concerns.

Everyone in attendance is expected to comply with all posted health and safety requirements.

Please ensure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to the United States and for travel to Ohio. Please visit the Ohio Department of Health for more information.

Please be advised that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space, including OmniAir Ohio Plugfest. Prior to purchasing a ticket for and attending OmniAir Ohio Plugfest, please be sure that you have read the latest CDC Guidelines for Prevention.