NXP is working at the intersection of safety, security, connectivity, and interoperability as a
participant in a massive initiative to bring together the Internet of Things and AI for
Maximizing IoT and AI Applications in the EU
An integrated and empowered smart infrastructure that spans across Europe, linking all urban,
industrial, transportation and lifestyle aspects of society, won’t deliver on its promised
benefits unless people can trust it to be effective, safe and secure.
Intelligent Secure Trustable Things project, or InSecTT, has brought together approximately 50 partners across a dozen European and
nearby countries under a grant from the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 ECSEL
research and innovation program. Under the leadership of the
Virtual Vehicle Research Center, the group is working on 16 representative use cases from nine highly relevant industrial
domains – health, smart infrastructure, urban public transport, aeronautics, automotive, railway,
manufacturing, maritime and building – to demonstrate solutions both within and cross-domains.
Innovating Safe and Secure Applications Across Industries
If you think about the security aspect alone, the InSecTT initiative is a mammoth challenge, as
each connected node in any industry vertical risks becoming a doorway for hackers to reach any
other node. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, as the cliché goes, and both the number
and variety of interactions involved in each industry means there will be no one-size-fits-all
NXP’s Public Cooperative Programs (PCP) division has succeeded in establishing a strong role for
NXP both as a member of InSecTT’s core leadership team managing more than 40 partners across
various initiatives and serving in a technical capacity on specific use cases. NXP has committed
to the project a highly motivated and experienced team of experts from Austria and the
Netherlands. They work on UWB-related innovation and deployment, V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) and
AI/ML security and privacy technologies. Their priorities include:
Exploring further innovations and usage of
Ultra-Wideband, which provides exact positional data and secure wireless connectivity.
Facilitating easy integration of UWB into relevant use-cases for broad deployment and
standardization via a common architecture for connecting cross-domain applications.
Advancing NXP’s V2X IEEE 802.11p-based communication technology towards an advanced system
solution and integration into a truck platooning use case as well as an automotive security
Enhancing the reliability and trustworthiness of AI and machine learning by building and then
studying models for interpretability, confidentiality and adversarial examples, such as hacks.
This work will rely heavily on our strong competence in crypto and security.
All of our work will be informed by our position on
which we explored in great detail in a whitepaper published last year (and which is part of a
broader company-wide initiative).
Publicly Funded Innovation and R&D
The PCP team coordinates publicly funded innovation and R&D collaborations with academic,
government, nonprofit and corporate partners. NXP’s PCP team handles all operational, financial
and legal matters, allowing technical engineers to focus on the research and development. The
InsecTT Project is funded by the ECSEL Joint Undertaking (JU)
program under grant agreement No 876038. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon
2020 research and innovation program, as well as the governments of Austria, Sweden, Spain, Italy,
France, Portugal, Ireland, Finland, Slovenia, Poland, the Netherlands and Turkey.
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