With more than two-thirds of the global population expected to live in urban contexts by 2050, the deployment of smart cities technologies and intelligent transportation services in particular, will become key policy areas for local governments. By 2025, penetration of ITS technologies in smart cities will range from 20% (autonomous vehicles) to 98% (traffic management).
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it is going to create a formal path forward for vehicle-to-vehicle communication for light vehicles. This means that NTHSA will start regulatory proposals on how this technology could become mandatory in the future.
Despite competition clearly increasing within the contactless ticketing market, NXP maintains a dominate foothold, through its line of MiFare solutions. NXP achieved a combined market share in excess of 70% for 2011 smart card and RFID ticketing IC shipments.