USDOT Connected Vehicle Plugfest

USDOT Connected Vehicle PlugFest

SAVE THE DATE: May 8-12 2017 – San Antonio, Tx, USA

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will hold its next Connected Vehicle PlugFest in San Antonio, Tx on May 8-12, 2017. These events provide a venue for vendor-to-vendor connected vehicle device testing as needed to develop certification services for multi-vendor connected vehicle networks.

Three certification service providers (Danlaw, OmniAir, and 7Layers) will be on site to demonstrate certification testing products developed through the USDOT Certification Testing Program. Testing will focus on verifying conformance to current baseline standards for V2I communications (i.e., IEEE 802.11, IEEE 1609.2, IEEE 1609.3, IEEE 1609.4, RSU 4.1). Provisions will be available to support continued testing of V2V communications as time permits.

An introduction and orientation session will be held on Monday afternoon, with testing available Tuesday-Friday.

May 8, 2017 (1pm-5pm): Orientation and introduction session to facilities, schedule, and logistics for the week. Checkin 1-2pm. Introduction, Orientation, etc 2pm-5pm

May 9-12, 2017 (8am-5pm): Break-out sessions will focus on certification testing activities for organizations that are developing products, software, and systems for the CV-Pilot sites, and opportunities for interoperability testing will be provided. An outdoor test track will be available for testing both RSUs and OBUs. Private indoor areas can be reserved to conduct bench testing and vehicle testing if needed, however, USDOT will not be providing vehicles.

Attendees can register here: May 2017 PlugFest Registration (note, upon registration, there's no confirmation email)

The address, agenda, maps to the Southwest Research Institute, and information on local hotels can be found here: PlugFest Information

Update April 4, 2017

Greetings PlugFest registrants,

This email contains information regarding obtaining security credentials which will be used for testing during the PlugFest.

INTEGRITY Security Services is pleased to support the upcoming PlugFest on May 8th 2017 with free use of our commercial Certificate Management Service (CMS) to issue test credentials for on-board and roadside unit (OBU/RSU) secure communication and capability development.

OBU/RSU vendors have three options for receiving certificates from the ISS CMS test branch:

1. Receive complete credential packages consisting of the private keys, public keys, and pseudonym certificates;

2. Upload public keys and receive the associated pseudonym certificates; and

3. Automated using defined SCMS protocols.

To obtain your test certificates, please sign up at the ISS website ( or contact with any questions.

Credential-issuance begins on April 17th 2017. Issued bundles will contain sufficient certificates for operation until September 30th 2017. Certificates and test SCMS functionality are available throughout this period to support continued development and testing following the PlugFest event.

These certificates will be issued to encourage device manufacturers to start testing capabilities of 1609.2 security services. These certificates will not replace the need to support certificate provisioning via SCMS interface.

We look forward to seeing you at the PlugFest!

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