FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today OmniAir Consortium™ announces the formal launch of the world's first vehicle-to-everything (V2X) device certification program for the connected vehicle market.
The announcement was delivered at the Plugfest by the Bay to a group of 174 participants representing 30 device makers, 11 test-houses, and test tool providers from nearly a dozen countries.
"Launching OmniAir's independent, third-party testing and certification program for V2X-DSRC connected vehicle products is the culmination of a decade's work," remarked Jason Conley, Executive Director at OmniAir. "We are entering an exciting time and the work we are doing will save lives across the globe."
As part of the certification process, OmniAir approved test equipment and listed systems from Spirent Technologies and Danlaw, Inc. as Qualified Test Equipment (QTE) for OmniAir Consortium's Connected Vehicle Certification Program.
Abhitesh Kastuar, Spirent's General Manager for Automotive, stated, "Spirent is proud to be a member of this device certification program driven by the OmniAir Consortium. As a well- established provider of V2X standards compliance test solutions, Spirent is helping automotive manufacturers around the globe to meet their requirements regarding functionality, interoperability and performance. We are committed to continue with our efforts to support future protocols and other standard specifications for this technology, as industry needs arise."
"Obtaining OmniAir qualification highlights the confidence that our customers have shown in our products and services," said Andrew Donaldson, Program Manager – Connected Vehicles, at Danlaw, Inc.
7Layers, Inc., a Bureau Veritas Group company, is the first OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory (OATL) for the testing of DSRC-V2X devices.
"7layers is thrilled to be selected as the first OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory for the connected vehicle certification program," said CEO Fernando Rodríguez of 7layers, Inc.
OmniAir Consortium was founded over 10 years ago with the express purpose of promoting certification and interoperability for intelligent transportation systems. OmniAir and its members have worked collaboratively with transportation stakeholders to develop requirements and specifications for both RFID tolling and DSRC-based Connected Vehicle devices. Since 2012, OmniAir has certified RFID tags and readers used in electronic toll collection systems.
About OmniAir: OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling and Connected Vehicles. OmniAir's membership includes public agencies, private companies, research institutions, and independent test laboratories. Learn more about OmniAir at www.omniair.org.
SOURCE OmniAir Consortium