"OmniAir has developed a robust, vehicle-to-everything certification program focused on delivering trusted, interoperable devices to the market," said, Jason Conley, Executive Director of OmniAir Consortium
. "Siemens Mobility, Inc. is the world's first company to have a roadside unit earn certification. Deploying agencies should feel confident in requesting OmniAir Certified V2X devices in their large-scale deployment projects, after this historic announcement."
V2X connectivity provides the information to enable safer driving, helping to prevent accidents caused by non-line-of-sight situations such as blind corners, bad weather, and poor lighting conditions. V2X applications like harmonized speed recommendation, travel time, route guidance, or public transit preemption significantly help to reduce congestion, and lower emissions through optimized mobility and traffic coordination.
The Siemens RSU detects information from infrastructure such as traffic signals, crosswalks, or highways, and then turns it into a transmitted message to oncoming vehicles equipped with onboard units receiving a dedicated short-range communications signal, producing video and audio warnings in the vehicles. In turn, the RSU can also process the location of equipped vehicles and provide them via the RSU to a Central Management System to coordinate the traffic in the intersection and throughout the region. This newly-certified RSU is currently being utilized in many key showcases for connected vehicle technology, including key USDOT CV pilot projects in Tampa and New York City. Siemens RSU recently successfully completed the USDOT CV Pilots Interoperability Testing as the only RSU representing THEA and NYCDOT pilots.
OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification in ITS, tolling, IoT technologies and connected vehicles. Its certification program provides third-party qualified accredited laboratory testing and validation of DSRC-based V2X devices and test tools.
With digitalization, Siemens enables mobility operators to make cities, vehicles and infrastructure intelligent. Siemens Mobility, Inc., is a leader in Connected Vehicle and intelligent transportation technologies, and is working with cities including Tampa
, New York, NY
, Las Vegas, NV
, Anaheim, CA, Columbus, OH and Madison, WI to design and deploy these types of intelligent systems. Siemens Mobility, Inc. is also a member of the USDOT Affiliated Test Bed for Connected Vehicle technologies, a group pursuing wide-spread deployment of wireless communication systems between vehicles and road infrastructure.
For more information about Siemens latest connected vehicle technology, please see www.usa.siemens.com/intelligenttraffic