OmniAir Québec Plugfest

OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles, along with our event host Propulsion Québec bring you the premiere connected vehicle testing event taking place in the greater Montreal metropolitan area, May 6-10.

The OmniAir Québec Plugfest, hosted by Propulsion Québec is a five-day event where the global vehicle-to-everything (V2X) community comes together to advance this life-saving communication technology. The connected vehicle policy workshop and the week-long testing event will all take place at Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Test Centre operated by PMG Technologies, in Blainville, Canada. 100 Rue du Landais, Blainville, QC J7C 5C9, Canada

Host
Propulsion Québec rallies the entire sector around joint projects aimed at positioning Quebec as a global leader in developing and implementing smart and electric modes of ground transportation. By 2026, the cluster’s aim is for Quebec to :

  • Be recognized as a global leader in the business segments tied to electric and smart transportation
  • Have a solid core of world-class businesses that span the entire electric and smart transportation value chain
  • Become a hub for electric and smart vehicle trials and use

The Québec Plugfest will be OmniAir’s fourth connected vehicle event where participants will test both DSRC and C-V2X based connected vehicle devices. Over the past two years, OmniAir Plugfests have grown in complexity and scale all culminating into our largest event to date, the Québec Plugfest. Every OmniAir Plugfest event has sold out at least two weeks before registration closed. Past OmniAir Plugfest been held and hosted by the following: Silicon Valley, California hosted by UL; Detroit, Michigan hosted by Intertek and the Automotive Center for Mobility; and College Station Texas hosted by the Texas Transportation Institute.

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Sheraton Laval Hotel
2440 Autoroute des Laurentides Laval, Quebec H7T 1X5
TEL: +1 450-687-2440

Hilton Laval
2225, Autoroute des Laurentides Laval, Quebec, H7S 1Z6, CANADA
TEL: +1-450-682-2225

Shuttles will run from both hotels to the OmniAir Quebec Plugfest venue

Monday pickup times and locations

7:30 am

Shuttle Pickup – Hilton – Laval

7:40 am

Shuttle Pickup –  Sheraton  – Laval

8:30 am

Final Shuttle Pickup – Hilton – Laval

8:40 am

Final Shuttle Pickup – Sheraton – Laval

6:30 pm

Shuttle Dropoff to Hotels

7:30 pm

Final Shuttle Dropoff to Hotels

 

Tuesday pickup and dropoff times and locations

7:30 am

Shuttle Pickup – Hilton – Laval

7:40 am

Shuttle Pickup –  Sheraton  – Laval

8:30 am

Final Shuttle Pickup – Hilton – Laval

8:40 am

Final Shuttle Pickup – Sheraton – Laval

3:30 pm

Shuttle to hotels for all non-testing guests

6:00 pm

Shuttle to hotels for all testing guests

 

Wednesday and Thursday

7:30 am

Shuttle Pickup – Hilton – Laval

7:40 am

Shuttle Pickup –  Sheraton  – Laval

6:00 pm

Shuttle to hotels for all testing guests

 

Friday

7:30 am

Shuttle Pickup – Hilton – Laval

7:40 am

Shuttle Pickup –  Sheraton  – Laval

2:30 pm

Shuttle to Airport

What to Expect at the OmniAir Québec Plugfest

OmniAir’s Québec Plugfest begins with a Connected Vehicle Policy Conference featuring expert panelists discussing technical and policy issues that arise from connected and automated vehicles including cybersecurity, privacy, deployment and certification followed by an evening networking reception.

 

The Policy Conference will spill over into day two, with highly technical workshops and guided tours of the test track and bench testing area. During the tour, representatives from OmniAir, OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratories (OATL) and OmniAir Qualified Test Equipment (OQTE) providers will answer questions about the tests and the importance of certification.

Intensive conformance, interoperability, security, and field testing across multiple testing stations, will begin in full the second day. The testing portion of the event is strictly reserved for those actively engaged in testing.

 

Monday, May 6
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Registration and Networking
Connected Vehicle Policy Conference 
Grand Reception

 

Tuesday, May 7 
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Registration and Networking
Connected Vehicle Policy Conference 
Bench and Field Testing (restricted access) 
Test Station Tour and Q&A 
Test Track Tour and Q&A

 

Wednesday, May 8 
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Daily Briefing 
Bench and Field Testing

 

Thursday, May 9
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Daily Briefing 
Bench and Field Testing

 

Friday, May 10 
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Daily Briefing 
Bench and Field Testing

  

 

Who Should Attend?

  • Government officials interested in deploying certified V2I technology are highly encouraged to attend and learn first hand the value OmniAir Certification adds to their projects and deployments
  • Automotive OEMs and Tier One suppliers looking to incorporate certified V2X into their products
  • Engineering firms and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) device makers interested in learning about connected vehicle deployment opportunities in Québec and across Canada
  • V2X device makers wanting to assess their device readiness for certification

 

OmniAir Québec Plugfest Early Sponsors 
Transport Canada, Intersect, Spirent, Keysight Technology, DEKRA, SGS, TUV SUD, Danlaw, Rohde & Schwarz, Penta Security and PGM Technologies. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact Ryan Hall, Senior Director – Marketing and Business Development for OmniAir:  rhall@omniair.org