OmniAir European Plugfest - Hosted by DEKRA - Málaga, Spain

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Caterpillar Demonstrations & Learning Centre

Carretera Campanillas, s/n, 29590 Málaga, Spain



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OmniAir Consortium, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and Connected Vehicles, will hold its first European Plugfest in Málaga, Spain the week of September 30, 2019.

OmniAir Plugfests are the premier testing event for Connected Vehicles. These week-long events, provide an opportunity to test V2X devices, in both lab and field environments, with leading laboratories and test equipment providers from around the world. Participation in OmniAir Plugfests are strongly encouraged for any V2X or C-V2X vendors considering applying for OmniAir Certification.

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Opening Session

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Speaker - Jason M. Conley, Executive Director, OmniAir Consortium

Speaker -Thomas Jäger, Head of Technology Technical Service Management Senior Vice President, Service Division Product Testing, DEKRA

Keynote Session

10:30 AM –11:00 AM

Speaker - Ana I. Blanco, Traffic Deputy Director, Traffic General Management, Home Office, Spanish Government

Speaker - Maxime Flament, Chief Technology Officer, 5GAA


11:00 – 11:15 AM

Panel Session 1 - V2X Interoperability & Testing Around the World

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

Moderator -Mike Brown, Institute Engineer, Southwest Research Institute & Chair OmniAir Technical Working Group

Participant - Jaydee L. Griffith, Electronics Engineer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Participant - Alessio Fillipi, Head of Department, NXP Semiconductors

Participant - Bill McKinley, Automotive/Connected Car Business Lead, Keysight Technologies

Participant - Dr. Alain Vouffo, Product Manager, Spirent

LUNCH - 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Special Presentation

2:00 PM - 2:15 pm

Connected Roads: Preparing Infrastructure for Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Speaker - Justin Johnson, Senior Research Specialist, 3M

Panel Session 2 - C-V2X Testing and Deployments

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Moderator - Dr. Jim Lansford, Director of Technical Standards, Qualcomm

Participant - Oliver Meffert, Director of Business Development, Autotalks

Participant, Jason JonMichael, Smart Mobility Director, Austin Department of Transportation

Participant - Laszlo Virag, Chief Technology Officer, Commsignia

Participant - Holger Rosier, Technology Manager, Automotive, Rohde & Schwarz

Participant - Saroj Panda, Director, Market Development (Automotive), Cellular Product Group, u-blox

Fireside Chat 1 -  From bench to road – testing and maintaining V2X services
3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM

Moderator - Patrick Lauzière,  Vice President of Technology & Development, Intersect/Orange Traffic

Participant - Manfred Miller, Managing Director & Founder, NORDSYS GmbH

Participant - Dr. Gerd Schmitz, Chief Executive Officer, S.E.A. Datentechnik GmbH

Fireside Chat 2 – The State of Cybersecurity for V2X
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Moderator - Ruben Lirio, Service Manager, DEKRA

Participant - Jimmy Upton, Senior Security Consultant, INTEGRITY Security Services & Chair OmniAir Cybersecurity Working Group

Participant - Jim Alfred, Certicom General Manager/Vice President, BlackBerry Technology Solutions

Networking Reception

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

OmniAir Plugfests draw device manufacturers, Tier One Suppliers, chipset providers, OEMs, deploying agencies, and leading engineering firms from Asia, Europe, and North America.

The OmniAir European Plugfest, hosted by DEKRA, will feature comprehensive testing for both C-V2X and DSRC/ITSG5 devices, including OBUs and RSUs. This event will offer testing for conformance, interoperability, and security--in both lab and field environments. Testing to be offered in the following areas:

  • Radio testing for C-V2X PC5 and DSRC

  • Conformance testing against OmniAir specifications for DSRC

  • Conformance testing against existing OmniAir specifications (draft) for C-V2X

  • Testing against ETSI specifications for ITS-G5

  • BSM Performance & Location Accuracy Testing for DSRC

  • BSM Drive Comparison Testing for DSRC and possibly C-V2X

  • SCMS Security Certificate Testing (including new OmniAir security test cases)

  • Reference Device Testing Availability for Certified DSRC Device with Stakeholder (limit two total)

  • Private testing (by prior arrangement)


  • INTEGRITY Security Services

  • Penta Security

  • BlackBerry


  • SGS (OATL)
  • TTA – Telecommunications Technology Association- Korea (OATL)


  • Keysight (OQTE)
  • Spirent (OQTE)
  • 3M (OQTE)
  • Rohde & Schwarz
  • S.E.A. GmbH.
  • SwRI
  • Vector
  • Wayties
  • Marben

Participants will be able to take advantage of state-of-the-art testing at DEKRA’s test track and host facilities. Their track includes real and simulated infrastructure elements and vehicles, as well as replicas of elements that interact with devices during testing. The track will be utilized to perform location accuracy tests, which are growing in importance, as OmniAir prepares to issue conformance release II test specifications, where location accuracy tests are required. The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) test tool will be used to evaluate devices for BSM performance and location accuracy.


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Carretera Campanillas, s/n, 29590 Málaga, Spain



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