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NTU and NXP launch smart mobility test bed in Singapore

Zafirah Salim | April 10, 2015
The two entities aim to setup a four-year Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) test bed on NTU campus to develop smart and secure V2X applications.

"It will offer a unique platform for companies to bring in their innovative ideas, to develop solutions using our campus as a living laboratory, and eventually to commercialise such advanced technology solutions," he said.  

In addition, NTU and NXP said that they want to invite partners such as high-tech companies, research organisations, academia and government agencies to participate in this test bed so as to build a Smart Mobility Consortium together. This proposed consortium is aimed at researching and testing secure, smart connectivity and mobility solutions that can improve the traffic flow in cities, avoid road accidents and enhance the user experience for mobility services.

Beyond the test bed, NTU will also collaborate with NXP to work on research projects consisting of seven core areas critical to the advancement and real world adoption of V2X. These include the enhancement of V2X communications for maximum reliability, security of systems against potential cyber threats, as well as protection of drivers' personal data.

This collaboration will also pave the way to realise Singapore's Smart Mobility 2030 vision to optimise transport systems and enhance commuter travel experience with the latest advancements in transport technologies.

"Over the past year, we have started to transform NTU into a living lab, starting with our EcoCampus initiative, which saw the deployment of Singapore's largest solar power plant, the test bedding of various electric vehicles, and the installation of smart building technologies," said Professor Lam Khin Yong, NTU's Chief of Staff and Vice President for Research.

"This partnership with NXP is another big step forward in the transformation of the NTU campus, as the university continues to develop next generation technologies that will contribute to Singapore's smart mobility eco-system and network," he added.


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