- NXP and DAF Trucks will showcase truck platooning in the city of Munich with the inclusion of intelligent traffic lights (Siemens) that automatically adapt traffic signaling based on the truck convoy's location, thus significantly improving the traffic flow.
- Ricardo, TNO, NXP and DAF Trucks, members of the EcoTwin Truck Platooning Project, are in the research phase aiming to reduce the distance between platooning trucks by another 40 percent in 2017.
- Platooning promises to increase fuel efficiency up to 10 percent, improve road safety and reduce exhaust emissions like CO 2, PM and NO x.
- Together with Honda, Siemens, Marben, Cohda Wireless and Chemtronics, other live demonstrations in Munich will include secure V2X use cases, such as the detection/warning of motorcycles for improved safety. An autonomous car built by the University of Eindhoven using NXP sensor fusion will also be at the event.
This breakthrough will be achieved through a variety of technology enhancements that improve safety:
- The integration of a powerful Sensor Fusion and Control System that can create, monitor and maintain platooning and driving modes in a functionally safe way, even with the occurrence of external hazards or internal malfunctioning system-behavior. Even in the latter situations, the convoy will operate fail-safe.
- The system will need to operate at a high functional safety level to enable the shorter driving distance safely. This will be accomplished by using ASIL ("functional safety") qualified components from NXP such as microcontrollers, microprocessors, power management ICs, and networking components. The basis for the system development is the NXP BlueBox platform that incorporates most of the aforementioned components.
- Enhanced radar will detect road interferences (such as cars cutting in) faster and more accurately to seamlessly adjust the distance between the trucks. For this purpose, NXP is also announcing a new, high-performance radar microcontroller ( LINK) at Electronica 2016.
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