World’s first V2X certified device tested by 7layers – Bureau Veritas



World’s first V2Xcertified device tested by 7layers – Bureau Veritas

While there are many DSRC-V2X products on the market, there is only one which has gained certification through OmniAir’s connected vehicle certification conformance program, Commsignia’s Smart City On Board Unit. This first ever device certification is a critical milestone in deploying Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication technology nationwide in USA; an initiative that has its roots in the Mobility 2000 initiative in the late 1980s with the envisioning of advanced vehicle control systems.

Developed to support the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program, OmniAir Certification verifies that wireless enabled transportation products meet connectivity and interoperability testing requirements developed from IEEE and SAE communication standards for the V2X technology. A vital step in widespread V2X implementation, certification allows device manufacturers to obtain long-lasting security and trust credentials. Securing certified or trusted communications devices is the key to seeing national deployment of these life-saving devices and will help ensure that users can trust that the components will work within the system.

“Our Connected Car team has worked very closely with OmniAir as well as Commsignia and the test equipment partners in recent months in support of this major achievement,” commented Jennifer Gasparian, Automotive Market Segment Manager at Bureau Veritas. “This program is instrumental in making our roads safer, and vehicle transportation more efficient and environmentally friendly.”

“We are delighted to be able to support this ground breaking development,” continued Gasparian. “As the first OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory (OATL) in the world, Bureau Veritas is proud to be the first OATL supporting the world’s first certified V2X device. We now anticipate a sharp increase in the number of companies pursing OmniAir Certification to verify their V2X device.”
V2X communication is the passing of information from a vehicle to any entity (vehicle, pedstrian, infrastructure, device, grid) that may affect the vehicle, and vice versa with its main motivations being significant improvement in safety, congestion and energy savings. The wireless technology behind the certified V2X device was Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), a vehicular communication system based on WLAN technology.

As a longstanding partner and member of OmniAir, 7layers – a Bureau Veritas Group Company – is a leading testing and certification partner for companies seeking to meet DSRC and Cellular V2X standards worldwide.


ITS World Congress 2017

ITS World Congress 2017

ITS World Congress 
Montreal, QC, Canada 
Palais des congrès de Montréal  
October 29th – November 2nd 2017
Booth 125

Join 7layers at the ITS World Congress with other global leaders in the Intelligent Transportation industry and hear from academics, researchers, business leaders and policymakers.

7layers will be showcasing its services for the connected car and the automotive industry in Montréal


If you would like to speak with 7layers at ITS World Congress, contact us at

New: ERA-GLONASS certification

ERA-GLONASS certification organized by 7layers
Component and vehicle certification for ERA-GLONASS via 7layers, the Vehicle-2-X experts

Ratingen, 17 July 2017: ERA-GLONASS emergency calling systems, which have to be installed into vehicles such as cars, busses or trucks within in the EURASIAN Customs Union, are expected to reduce the impact of road casualties considerably.

As reliability and interoperability are key for such a life-critical system, ERA-GLONASS certification requirements demand a number of tests which have to be passed successfully for either the in-vehicle component certification or certification of the complete vehicle. A confirmation of conformity is then issued by an ERA-GLONASS certification body, accredited by e.g. BSCA, the national accreditation body of BELARUS.

7layers, a well-known partner of the German automotive industry, has years of experience in bringing wireless-connected automotive devices to the global market. The company has now extended its offerings with ERA-GLONASS certification services. The test services encompass all relevant ERA-GLONASS standards for both component and vehicle certification. For certification 7layers is cooperating closely with BV-VEO in China, a subsidiary of its parent company Bureau Veritas.

 “We have been very eager to complement our connected-car portfolio with ERA-GLONASS services for our long standing automotive clients”, says Thami Elidrissi, Director Sales and Business Development at 7layers in Germany. “Thanks to our years’ of experience, we cannot only provide excellent project handling services for ERA-GLONASS certification, but can ideally combine this with further services such as pre-testing, antenna and module integration and other international market access services.”

About 7layers: As a group of engineering & test centers specializing in wireless technologies, 7layers supports the development, testing and market access processes of connected devices, as well as the set-up and maintenance of smart IoT services. Stakeholders in IoT processes, such as manufacturers and suppliers of connected devices, wireless component manufacturers, network operators, application developers and the service providers themselves use the 7layers services and supporting tools.
7layers services for connected devices encompass Radio/EMC testing, interoperability, field and conformance testing; certification as well as international type approval (RED, FCC, ISED Canada etc.). these services are complemented with antenna and module integration; RF consulting;
IoT Services are supported by 7layers with technical consulting, analysis of suitable technologies, reviewing requirements, benchmarking plus the development of specifications, quality policies, test specifications and test cases. 7layers also provides Interlab Test Products, including the new Interlab EVO Test Management System for the verification lifecycle management of connected devices and Smart Services and a range of Interlab Test Solutions.
7layers’ service centers and/or accredited test labs are located in the USA, Germany and Asia. 7layers belongs to the Bureau Veritas Group, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, serving a large variety of industries.
About BV-VEO: BV-VEO, a Bureau Veritas company, is a Chinese leading technology company specializing in homologation, market access & technical consulting services to the automotive industry. BV-VEO provides a large range of homologation services for full vehicle and automotive components covering E/e mark, GCC, ERA GLONASS, etc.

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7layers V2X Seminar

7layers V2X Seminar
Become familiar with the latest market access procedures for wireless connected automotive solutions

14 September 2017
7layers – Tryp Hotel
Am Schimmersfeld 9
40880 Ratingen, NRW

The seminar will be geared to the latest developments in the V2X sector and the respective market access procedures for wireless-connected automotive devices. Please notice that the seminar will be held in English.

The seminar will start at 9:00 am and finishes around 5:00 pm. Participants will enjoy catering, lunch and seminar materials (print and digitized) against a cost-contribution of 290 € net. It is also possible to participate in our free of charge Get-together evening event on 13th of September. (for seminar participants only)

Topics will cover aspects such as

  • 9:00 am welcome!
  • Vehicle-2X/car-2X comm. systems – S.E.A. Datentechnik
  • V2X test system implementation – Spirent Communications
  • Coffee break
  • V2X certifications (e.g. USDOT) – 7layers
  • ERA GLONASS & eCall certification – 7layers
  • Lunch break
  • e-Marking – Bureau Veritas
  • Car manufacturing requirements – FAKT Certification Services S.r.l
  • Coffee break
  • Global type approval – 7layers
  • Data security – LCIE Bureau Veritas
  • Resume – 7layers
  • 5:00 pm end


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to register for the event online, please do not forget to add your billing address and order number, in case this is important for your company.

Get-together evening event
13th Sep. 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
V2X seminar
14th Sep. 2017, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Meet us at ConCar Expo

7layers to present at ConCar ExpoAutomotive Mobility and V2X conference

ConCar – international trade fair for connected car and mobility solutions

5 – 6 July 2017
Convention Hall II
Sonnenallee 225
12057 Berlin

In parallel to the ConCar Expo participants can join VDI specialist conferences on the connected car world, including topics such as automotive driving, HMI and connectivity, IT security and digital infrastructure.

7layers’ Martin Albrink gives a speech on 5th July on “V2X Opportunities and Challenges” as part of the VDI conference on “Digital Infrastructure & Automotive Mobility”.

Meet us during the VDI conference for in-depth information on V2X solutions
or contact directly and arrange a meeting with us, to find out more about 7layers involvement and services for V2X solutions.