Event includes demonstrations and high-level discussions:
• Drone-to-Drone and Drone-to-Infrastructure communication (live showcase): Drones may come packaged with cars or can be used for survey, agriculture and delivery systems.
• 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: Panel participants include experts from Continental, Harman, NXP, Rinspeed, Siemens, and Toyota.
• 2016 Rinspeed Etos concept car: Rinspeed’s latest concept car is 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. It enables radar sensors at the size of a postage stamp - a core technology in existing and future Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
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.