NXP displays strong autonomous products on safety and driverless trucks
【Summary】Semiconductor company NXP unveils on November 7th a series of new products that might prove its competitive power in technology related to autonomous driving field.
NXP recently amazed stakeholders within the public sphere with a selling price of $47 billion paid by chip giant Qualcomm. Some wonder why the company is worth such a high value. To answer this question, NXP recently unveiled a series of new products that might prove its competitive power in technology relating to the autonomous driving field.
A microcontroller used on vehicle radar
For autonomous driving cars, radar is crucial in accurately detecting the surrounding traffic. In inclement weather such as snow or another type of storm, the quality level of radar detection can decide a driverless car's competing power. NXP's new microcontroller used with vehicle radar can provide four times more computing power to the systems. This will lead to better performance and higher accuracy for radar detection. To be more specific, this will include auto braking, lane changing and cruise control. It will help detect things more quickly so that in-time action can be made in terms of emergency situations. The microcontroller is in the testing phase right now, and will enter the market in wide scale next year.
A trucking solution
In partnering with DAF Trucks, Honda and Siemens, NXP uses vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication to make the reaction time of connected autonomous truck platoons 30 times faster than human-driven trucks. "V2X" is the passing of information to any entity that might affect the vehicle; including any other vehicle, pedestrians, to various devices and to the energy grid. Suppose a convoy of trucks are running on the road, such technology could operate trucks teams with a much higher efficiency and be responsive enough in terms of unexpected events. Perhaps one of the trucks in the convoy might get cut off. This would prompt the system to action.
Smart decision-making systems
By teaming up with Cohda Wireless, NXP will utilize Cohda's V2X development algorithms to build in smart decision-making systems that collect data from infrastructure such as traffic lights, radar detection and other vehicles around them.
NXP is a Dutch global semiconductor manufacturer that focuses on secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world. It is the fifth-largest non-memory semiconductor company in 2016, with more than 60 years of history. The company now has 44,000 employees in more than 35 countries and posted revenue of $6.1 billion in 2015. Last October, global chip giant Qualcomm announced that it will acquire NXP to enhance its leadership in the semiconductor field, and also expand its footprint in automotive, the Internet of Things, security and networking fields.
Claire Peng has over 6 years of professional experience in the media industry, covering TV, newspaper and online media. She was once a reporter and producer for Fairchild Television based in Toronto Canada, and worked as an English news reporter for the Global Times in Beijing. She writes mainly about self-driving, companies investment, and the enterprise lab.
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