NXP Semiconductors recently released the latest developments in the Smart City project in collaboration with Columbus, Ohio, which will provide the Smart Columbus Experience Center with key technologies for smart and secure mobility.

Last month, the Smart Columbus Experience Center opened. The center showcases connectivity, automation, sharing electric vehicles, and these new technologies will help make Columbus a more connected community. Cohda Wireless, part of the Smart Columbus Experience Center program, will be deployed by NXP and Cohda Wireless through the center's electric vehicle test drive area to allow drivers to experience this future technology. In addition, NXP donated an electric motorcycle with a drone to alert the driver to the danger or delay ahead.

As part of its commitment to Columbus, NXP will continue to provide key mobile technologies to the Smart Columbus Experience Center, including:

  1. NXP's RoadLINK V2X technology allows cars to communicate with each other as well as intelligent transportation infrastructure. The IEEE 802.11p Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) standard allows cars to be securely interconnected and infrastructure. DSRC technology is the only one that can be used at the corner
  2. Smart card IC technology enhances the traffic of all citizens by supporting safe and convenient public transport ticketing and payment systems, including contactless transportation fare solutions.
  3. Highly secure NXP Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions are designed to promote public safety and convenience. NXP's smart city applications include window stickers that enhance driver convenience and reduce municipal costs by eliminating the need for parking stations in public parking spaces.