NXP joined forces with NTU students and professors to develop and test 'Smart Mobility' solutions in high-pressure real-life scenarios with a focus on secure Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications. V2X are intelligent systems integrated into vehicles, which are capable of wirelessly collecting and analyzing data from other vehicles and surrounding smart infrastructure over a distance of up to two kilometers. Secure V2X will be critical to enable widespread adoption of fully autonomous driving and to improve road safety and traffic flow by giving drivers advanced warning of upcoming hazards such as dangerous road conditions, unexpected traffic jams, approaching emergency vehicles or road works long before they enter their field of vision or become detectable by other Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) sensors. According to a study conducted by the
NTU has the largest university campus in Singapore, with an extensive internal transport network of cars, buses, bicycles, and even electric vehicle prototypes servicing its 35,000 students and faculty members. The new
NXP and NTU are inviting other high-tech companies, institutes, and government agencies to join forces with them and build a
"More roads, tunnels, or overpasses will not solve the traffic challenges in global megacities in the long run. What we need is more intelligent transport systems. Wireless communication technologies like secure V2X will bring significant benefits to society, saving lives by avoiding road accidents as well as limiting congestion, travel time and CO2 emissions," said Drue Freeman, senior vice president, global automotive sales and marketing at NXP. "With this joint initiative with NTU and other leading industry partners we are embracing an opportunity to make the secure, smart connected city a reality sooner and bring Singapore to the forefront of smart mobility innovation."
NTU Chief of Staff Prof. Lam Khin Yong explained: "Over the past year, we have started to transform NTU into a living lab, starting with our EcoCampus initiative, which saw the deployment of Singapore's largest solar power plant, the test bedding of various electric vehicles, and the installation of smart building technologies. This partnership with NXP is another big step forward in the transformation of the NTU campus, as the university continues to develop next generation technologies that will contribute to Singapore's smart mobility eco-system and network."
Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director of the
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