The Department of Transportation (DOT) said this week that NXP Semiconductors will supply its authentication and identification services as part of the Smart City Challenge.
The DOT said this program will provide up to $40 million in NXP smart-technology integration services for the winning city, including data collection to make city operations more efficient.
“For the Smart City aiming to link public transportation and mobility with its intelligent identification system to create more value to people and government, we are the perfect match,” NXP CEO and President Rick Clemmer said. “With NXP innovations like V2X, contactless technology or Near Field Communication (NFC) solutions, we provide smart, secure and convenient platforms on which to build reliable and flexible services for a smarter world. The Smart City Challenge is a world leading initiative and a bold step toward the future of smart, connected public services. We are proud to be part of it.”
The company will provide the technology to tag and track vehicle information, including smart-card circuits that will be able to support multiple sectors, including municipal services, retail and transportation. There are currently seven finalist cities competing in the Smart City Challenge contest. Other partners in the project include Amazon Web Services, Mobileye, Autodesk, Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs and Vulcan Inc.