NXP demonstrates intelligent traffic control and communication system at CES 2017


Taking a step further on the road to autonomous driving and smart mobility, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017) in Las Vegas, NXP has demonstrated its vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) capabilities with its new Intelligent Traffic Control and Communication system.

The marriage of sensing, analysis, control and communications holds great promise for ITS. Intelligent roadside units (RSUs) are most needed where vehicle traffic is highest, and leading smart cities around the world will employ intelligent RSUs to help smooth traffic flow and increase safety. As the market leader in automotive sensors (radars, cameras and motion), V2X communication modules, processors for driver assist systems and communication equipment, NXP is ideally positioned to deliver solutions for RSUs and other ITS equipment.

NXP’s Intelligent Traffic Control and Communication system demonstrates V2I capabilities to sense, think, act and communicate, including:

Direct sensing of road users, such as vehicles and pedestrians, via cameras and radar; Direct sensing and communicating beyond line of sight of the road user with V2X; Indirect sensing via cloud-provided information.

The intelligent infrastructure system uses sensor fusion to provide traffic flow optimization, vulnerable road-user warnings and traffic light control, while sending direct communications of signal phase and timing to approaching vehicles. In addition, the system provides broadband wireless hotspot connectivity via cellular and wi-fi modules.

Powered by NXP’s flagship QorIQ LS208X processor family, the system integrates the RoadLINK V2X chip set, the S32V ADAS processor and long-range radar from RFBeam that incorporates NXP’s MR3003 77GHz radar transceiver and S32R radar MCU. At CES 2017, NXP’s Intelligent Traffic Control and Communication System controlled a simulated pedestrian crosswalk and interoperated with a V2X-equipped highly automated vehicle.

At the Las Vegas show, NXP has also announced:

It will advance security for the Internet of Things (IoT) with Microsoft, with systems that combine the best of hardware and software security with other capabilities, such as voice control and self-learning algorithms, for use in smart homes, connected cars and smart connected devices; A highly automated driving demonstration with Microsoft, IAV, and auto mobility partners Cubic Telecom, Esri and Swiss Re, which will showcase their collective vision of safe and secure end-to-end mobility; The new Rinspeed Oasis, an ingenious self-driving electric vehicle that will use a wealth of NXP technologies to enable securely connected, self-driving cars, including radar ‘cocooning’, V2X communications, automotive NFC, NXP BlueBox Sensor Fusion and long-range RFID, which provide advanced sensing technology that allows the system to capture a 360° view of the vehicle’s surroundings with pinpoint precision; The SAF4000, the world’s first fully integrated software-defined radio solution capable of covering all global broadcast audio standards, including AM/FM, DAB+, DRM(+) and HD. The new IC represents a breakthrough in simplifying the development of high-performance infotainment platforms as it combines six ICs, thus replacing today’s multichip solutions with a single ultra-compact RFCMOS device.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).