Working and Sub-Working Groups

Certification Working group


The Certification Working Group (CWG) is responsible for developing policies and program scopes that govern all OmniAir certification programs.  OmniAir Consortium® This includes policy manuals and documents detailing the purpose, scope, process, and instructions associated with the operation of certification services and programs. 

When OmniAir establishes a new certification program, the Certification Working Group initiates and authors the program manuals and documents based on internationally recognized certification body and quality standards.


Brian Romansky, Connected Vehicle Security and Product Innovation - Integrity Security Services

The Cybersecurity Working Group (CWG) develops security test specifications and certification criteria for V2X devices such as vehicle onboard units (OBUs) and roadside units (RSUs). This includes cybersecurity, SCMS policy, and SCMS provider interoperability.

Test cases and test plans developed by the Cybersecurity Working Group’s enable End Entities (including automotive OEMs and infrastructure owner operators) to deploy secure V2X devices used in critical applications. The goal is to define the necessary security criteria for the full lifecycle of V2X deployment.

Technical Working group

Frank Perry, Senior Technical Principal Connected and Automated Vehicles - WSP

The Technical Working Group is responsible for the development of test specifications for OmniAir’s vehicle-to-everything (V2X) testing and certification programs. The Working Group discusses various technical topics supporting current scope of OmniAir®V2X certification, including standards interpretations, drafting test documents, validation of test cases, Plugfests, and other technical topics related to connected vehicles and infrastructure.

1609.2.1 Sub-working group

Woody Kim, Technical Director - Saesol Tech

The 1609.2.1 standard specifies certificate management protocols to support the provisioning and management of digital certificates to authorize application activities. This group will develop specific test cases that will allow for certification testing of the latest standards for security. 1609.2.1 is based on a CAMP (Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership) developed protocol. The CAMP protocol will be retired as the group focuses on the move toward MBD (Misbehavior Detection), CRL (Certificate Revocation List) and CTL (Certificate Trust List) test cases.

Plugfest technical Planning sub-working group

Aaron Moore, Connected Vehicle Operations Manager - Drive Ohio

The Plugfest Technical Planning Sub-Working Group is responsible for developing test plans and schedules for all OmniAir Plugfest testing events.

The Sub-WG is tasked with developing a basic set of test cases that must be passed before performing more advanced testing. The Sub-WG will also develop reporting methodologies and testing matrixes and provide a testing schedule.

All engineering teams participating in upcoming Plugfest testing events are encouraged to participate in this Sub-WG.

connected Infrastructure sub-working group

Nick Hegemier, Managing Director of Infrastructure - DriveOhio

The Connected Infrastructure Sub-Working Group is responsible for the developing of test cases and test plans for device-level testing of connected infrastructure technologies.  This includes testing and certification of Roadside Units (RSUs), virtual RSUs, and sensor technologies. 

The Sub-WG is immediately focused on developing new certification programs and identifying new standards to develop test cases for Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) based roadside units (RSU).

V2X Applications sub-working group

Tom Timcho, Project Director of Emerging Technology - HNTB Corporation

The V2X Application Testing Sub-Working Group is responsible for drafting test cases and test plans for V2X safety applications and alerts. The Sub-WG is focused on   testing for applicable V2X applications and use cases by identifying and developing bench and field certification test cases for conformance and interoperability.

Road usage Charge (RUC) working group

Stella Joseph, Associate Vice President - HNTB Corporation

The Road Usage Charge Working Group’s goal is developing a certification program to facilitate the nationwide deployment of trusted Road Usage Charge (RUC) services. 

Immediate focus includes:

  • Stakeholder engagement and expansion through outreach, surveys and focus group workshops.
  • Development of strategies, user needs, requirements, use cases, and test specifications for the J3217/R standards that will lead to nationwide interoperability and a seamless customer experience.