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SwRI hosts USDOT Connected Vehicle PlugFest

May 07, 2017 to May 11, 2017
San Antonio, TX, United States
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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is hosting the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Connected Vehicle PlugFest in San Antonio on May 8-12. More than 200 people from 93 companies from around the world will test devices and technology for performance and interoperability. Connected vehicle networks are designed to improve traffic safety by enabling vehicles to share information using wireless communications.

Three certification service providers will demonstrate certification testing products developed through the USDOT Certification Testing Program. Testing will focus on verifying conformance to current baseline standards for vehicle-to-infrastructure communications (IEEE 802.11, IEEE 1609.2, IEEE 1609.3, IEEE 1609.4, and RSU 4.1).

Sessions include bench testing and test track testing for on-board units (OBUs) and infrastructure roadside units (RSUs). This is the first USDOT PlugFest to offer mobility testing and infrastructure testing. Attendees will include connected vehicle equipment manufacturers, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers, and representatives of the U.S. DOT and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

SwRI provides research and development, testing, and standards development services for the connected vehicle technology industry.

For more information, please contact Ryan Lamm.