ETSI, in partnership with 5GAA, organized the 1st C‑V2X Plugtests™ event, which was hosted by DEKRA in Malaga from 02 to 06 December 2019.

What were the objectives and scope of the Plugtests event?

C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) is an Intelligent Transport System service using mobile communication technology for direct communication between vehicles, from vehicle to pedestrian and from vehicle to infrastructure.

The 1st C-V2X Plugtests event enabled vendors to run interoperability test sessions to assess the level of interoperability of their implementation and validate the understanding of the standards. The goal of interoperability testing was to check that devices resulting from protocol implementations could work together and provide the functionalities specified in the standards. Different topics were addressed, including road hazard signaling, traffic sign violation and intersection collision risk warning.

The week-long face to face event provided an opportunity to test CV2X devices, in both lab and field environments at Dekra Malaga site.

The test cases were mainly based on ETSI ITS standards and 3GPP test specifications.

This event allowed testing between the ITS eco system under real life conditions from infrastructure to applications in vehicles, thus demonstrating interoperability of CV2X equipment. A unique chance for solution providers to maximize the effectiveness of their ITS solutions in test environments.

What were the advantages of attending the CV2X Plugtests event?

  • To assess the level of interoperability of your implementations
  • To validate your understanding of the standards
  • To test with (many) other real implementations and demonstrate end-to-end interoperability
  • To debug your implementation: early bug fixing, saving time and costs
  • To promote the technology and the ecosystem

Observers were able to evaluate the test statistics in the TRT (Test reporting Tool) provided once the NDA of the C-V2X event was signed.

ETSI Plugtests activities are supported by the European Commission.

Workshop December 4th 2019

Information on the ETSI-5GAA "C-V2X Interoperability and Deployment" workshop which took place during the CV2X #1 Plugtests event was available via the link below:

Registration to the workshop closed 23 November 2019 C.O.B.

The agenda was available at:

This event was hosted by DEKRA: Parque Technológico de Andalucía C/ Severo Ochoa, 2 & 6, 29590 Málaga 


All participants, observers included, had to register in order to attend the event. 

All participants were expected to register individually. Each first person in a company that registered to this event was de facto the official contact for technical and logistics matters.

After signature of the RoE and NDA, participants were invited to the preparation conference calls and were subscribed to the Plugtests mailing list dedicated to the CV2X Plugtests event. 

Registrations closed on 15 November 2019.

The event was free of charge.

RoE and NDA

After registering to the CV2X Plugtests event, new participating organisations had to sign the Rules of Engagement (RoE) and Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) which they would receive upon registration.  

Upon signature of the Rules of Engagement (RoE) and Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) sent to the official contact, the participants would receive their credentials for the CV2X Plugtests WIKI and invitations to the preparation conference calls.

The deadline to sign the RoE and NDAs was 16 November 2019.


Information to prepare the travel was available in the WIKI, accessible upon signature of the Rules of Engagement and NDA.

In order to receive an invitation letter for the visa, the participant must have registered to the event first. 

Once the Rules of Engagement and NDA signed, necessary information such as the invitation letter from our host DEKRA could be found in the WIKI. For any further information the following email was communicated: 

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