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NXP Hosts Future Secure Connected Car Showcase in Silicon Valley

Key automotive experts and technologists come together to explore the future of smart mobility

San Jose, CA, January 12, 2016 NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), global leader in secure connected cars, today hosted the “NXP Connects Silicon Valley” event at the Club Auto Sport. Secure, connected self-driving cars require a vast range of technologies and expertise from different industries. The event brings together leading connected car influencers as well as innovative startups to showcase the latest innovations for the connected car.

Event includes demonstrations and high level discussions:

  • Drone-to-Drone and Drone-to-Infrastructure communication (live showcase)
    The next step towards smart mobility is the implementation of connected drones. Drones may come packaged with cars or can be used for survey, agriculture and delivery systems. At the ‘NXP Connects Silicon Valley’ event there will be live demonstrations of drones communicating with each other and with vehicles.
  • Live Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) showcase
    NXP partners, Siemens, Cohda Wireless, and Neology will offer a live demonstration of the power of V2X technology. Demos include green light optimization, vulnerable road user alerts and speed bump warnings. The outside demonstrations will also feature a police car equipped with an RFID license plate that can be read remotely.
  • Panel discussion with industry experts
    This panel kick-starts a dialogue about the future of the connected transportation, security challenges and addresses how people interact with the technical world in the area of smart mobility. Panel participants include experts from Continental, Harman, NXP, Rinspeed, Siemens, and Toyota.
  • 2016 Rinspeed Etos concept car
    Rinspeed’s latest concept car will also be showcased at the event – a self-driving vehicle complete with its own drone landing pad. Based on an electric BMW i8, it features a retractable steering wheel to allow drivers to make use of the whole interior for an autonomous driving experience and take back command of the wheel when needed.
  • Latest radar IC demonstration
    NXP Connects Silicon Valley will be a chance to experience some of NXP’s latest automotive technologies including the world's smallest single-chip 77GHz radar transceiver with excellent resolution performance. The radar chip was recently announced at CES 2016. It enables radar sensors at the size of a postage stamp - a core technology in existing and future Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
  • No more traffic jams, no more accidents - Smart City demo with NXP, [ui!] – the urban institute®, and Microsoft

    NXP Semiconductors N.V., [ui!] – the urban institute, and Microsoft demonstrate how sensor data from smart city, traffic infrastructure, and vehicles can be integrated to measure the pulse of a city and manage the traffic. The joint project pulls together live data from various sources to simulate a smart traffic center for the city of Las Vegas. This illustrates how electronics could solve today’s traffic challenges in an efficient way avoiding the need for additional steel and concrete.

    The simulation runs on the urban institute’s [ui!] COCKPIT user interface. It compiles various data sources from public as well as private sector infrastructure in real time put it into the cloud – providing smart cities, such as Las Vegas, with new possibilities for applications. Examples are traffic flow and density information, energy consumption data, electric vehicle re-charging status, or emissions measurements.

    NXP pushes additional data, collected by smart test cars, to the [ui!] “UrbanPulse” cloud which continuously update the user interface. The test cars have vehicle-to-x (V2X) capability, allowing cars to wirelessly communicate with each other and with intelligent infrastructure over a distance of 1 mile. Such data include, for example, the GPS positions of vehicles, as well as information on V2X events such as road works warnings, in-vehicle information, or Signal Phase And Time (SPAT) of traffic lights. NXP’s demo setup also involves RFID tags and readers for adaptive traffic lights, prolonging the green phase for pedestrians with special needs or for large groups of pedestrians crossing. This will significantly improve road safety. Vehicle-to-x (V2X) technology can save thousands of lives globally, the U.S. are currently working on a mandate for new cars to be fitted with this safety technology.

    Microsoft provides the powerful cloud infrastructure for near real time data processing, data storage and big data analytics for the city data. The company offers smart cities the ability to tap into the solution portfolios of Microsoft and its partners and innovate at their own pace, deploying real-time solutions that can interoperate with and improve upon existing IT. Accelerating the cities’ intelligent traffic management, economic development, and environmental sustainability

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About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries.

Forward-looking Statements

This document includes forward-looking statements which include statements regarding NXP’s business strategy, financial condition, results of operations and market data, as well as other statements that are not historical facts. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Except for any ongoing obligation to disclose material information as required by the United States federal securities laws, NXP does not have any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after NXP distributes this document, whether to reflect any future events or circumstances or otherwise. For a discussion of potential risks and uncertainties, please refer to the risk factors listed in NXP’s SEC filings. Copies of NXP’s SEC filings are available from the SEC website, www.sec.gov.

For more information, please contact:

NXP Global Technology PR

NXP Global Technology PR

NXP Global Automotive PR

Tate Tran

Jack Taylor

Birgit Ahlborn

Tel: +1 408-802-0602

Tel: +1 512-560-7143

Tel: +49 170 5746124

Email: tate.tran@nxp.com

Email: j.taylor@nxp.com

Email: birgit.ahlborn@nxp.com

Published

January 12, 2016
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