Smart Cities in the Age of IoT

Cities worldwide seek to make urban living simpler, safer and healthier. And NXP® is committed to providing scalable IoT and security technologies to help bring smart cities to life.

NXP is a proud partner in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge. The Challenge is a contest for mid-sized cities to demonstrate how advanced data and intelligent transportation technologies can be used to reduce energy consumption and congestion. Our contribution includes:

  • Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology
  • Long-range, secure and private RFID tagging for automatic vehicle identification and road safety systems
  • Smart card ICs to enable secure admission to transportation, access control, retail and other municipal services

“Our partnership with NXP will help push the boundaries of what is possible in cities across America.”

—U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

NXP partners in US DOT Smart City Challenge.

NXP to provide smart city technologies to Columbus, OH, winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge

Columbus to use NXP solutions, including real-time vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication systems and secure public transportation smart cards for a more intelligent urban transportation system.

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Tomorrow's smart cities rely on secure technological innovation today.

The United Nations predicts that by 2050 almost 70% of the world’s population will live in city environments, all requiring stable, sustainable public services and safety. Smart Cities must be prepared to meet this reality, and NXP technology is already paving the way for secure, connected solutions that can make urban life easier, better and safer in key areas of Smart City architecture, including:

Smart Mobility

Navigating in cities becomes easier with NXP’s leading solutions for public transportation and secure, connected cars.

Smart Home

Our robust product portfolio makes homes more connected, convenient and secure.

Smart Life

From gaming devices and wearables to cutting-edge medical technology, NXP helps connect the devices that improve people's lives.

Smart Buildings

We help integrate the environmental, longevity and energy-efficiency requirements for Smart Building designs with a focus on security and safety.

Smart Energy

Our solutions support sustainable energy management for green cities and homes worldwide, from appliances to the grid.

Our Partners

Smart cities are not built by one company but rely on the collaboration of partners with expertise to address the different needs of each city. Our partners:


Want to learn more about our solutions for building Smart Cities? Interested in working with us to make your smart city vision a reality?