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TIN news:   NXP Semiconductors, a Netherlands-based global semiconductor manufacturer, will deploy smart city technologies in Columbus, Ohio.
The company's advanced transportation technologies featured in Columbus' winning proposal for Smart City Challenge, which was conducted by US Department of Transportation (USDOT).
This challenge awards the winning city a prize of $50m.
These advanced technologies for smart cities included sophisticated vehicle communications solutions, RFID tagging and Smart Card ICs.
NXP will work with Columbus to help deploy wireless technology that will enable cars to securely exchange data, prevent accidents and improve traffic flow, as well as Smart Card ICs that make secure public transportation access fast and easy for credit and cash-economy-based passengers.
USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx said: "Technology like NXP's will help bring Columbus' vision to life, providing critical technology necessary for the development of America's first truly smart city.
"Smart transportation, identification and authentication solutions are essential components of creating ladders of opportunities, to build better transit and transportation systems for the future.

"These innovative technologies will allow cars to not only talk to each other to avoid accidents, but will also enable smarter infrastructure for the city itself, ensuring secure, connected experiences and smoother traffic flow for all Columbus' residents."
"These innovative technologies will allow cars to not only talk to each other to avoid accidents, but will also enable smarter infrastructure for the city itself."
NXP president and CEO Rick Clemmer said: "Columbus' Smart Cities Competition proposal outlined a clear and inspirational vision: to create a beautiful, healthy, and prosperous community for all of its residents.
"In fact, this vision is exactly what NXP's Smart Cities solutions are engineered to accomplish.
"We are proud that NXP's secure, intelligent traffic management and smart public transport solutions play such a critical role in Columbus' plans.
"NXP sincerely congratulates Columbus for winning the Challenge, while also looking forward to working with the other six finalist communities as they implement their own smart city plans in the future."

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