ITS (UK) member Kapsch TrafficCom has received a certification for compliance and conformance for its RIS-9160 and RIS-9260 roadside units (RSU) from the OmniAir Consortium®, an association focused on improving processes and products for tolling and connected vehicles (CV).
OmniAir Certification is the leading industry certification that confirms the RSUs meet operational standards set by the Instititue of Electrical and Electrionic Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and specifications by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT).
The RSUs were independently tested for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) and USDOT RSU specification compliance by DEKRA, a European vehicle inspection company, at the company’s authorized test laboratory in Malaga, Spain. Each unit enables vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication when implemented with corresponding in-vehicle OBUs (on-board units). The dual-band RIS-9260 was certified for the DSRC radio setting but has option for users to choose operation between a DSRC and C-V2X communication, ultimately providing customers with the ability to use these RSUs to communicate with certified OBUs from other vendors.
Kapsch is a globally-operating technology corporation for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) with proven connected vehicle solutions that have been implemented in various projects in Europe, the United States and Australia. “The OmniAir certification of our roadside units is a valuable proof of the conformity and interoperability of Kapsch solutions. This will enable new deployments in pilot and commercial projects and furthermore add value to the Connected Vehicle infrastructure and market share of our solutions worldwide”, said Tugrul Güner, Director of Product Management CV. As connected vehicle applications become progressively part of the urban landscape, the comprehensive suite of connected mobility products and services will enable Kapsch to have a primary role in these developments.