The ceremony for the signing of the Strategic Cooperation Agreement between NXP and the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology in Shenzhen, China.

NXP Semiconductors and China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a subsidiary of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to foster innovation in intelligent transportation and securely connected vehicles.

CAICT was appointed by MIIT as project lead for the Sino-German Intelligent Manufacturing Cooperation program in 2016 and in that role announced that MIIT has granted Official Pilot Company status to NXP.

The CAICT and NXP partnership is focused on strategic research and development, the development of standards, quality and testing, and talent exchange. It aims to advance China’s car industry with secure connectivity and infrastructure solutions, such as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications for smarter traffic.

The two parties will work on state-of-the-art networking technology and product development, while jointly promoting international standards across automotive applications such as information service terminals, vehicle-to-vehicle communications and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and other automotive networking applications.

“The Sino-German Joint Pilot and Demonstration Project of Intelligent Networking Automobile/Automobile Networking Standards and Validation Test will promote technology innovation and new applications in the industry, as well as greatly advance China’s ‘Made in China 2025 Strategy’,” said Wang Zhiqin, CAICT Communication Standards Research Institute Director.

He added, “NXP is the world’s largest supplier of automotive semiconductors and has the leading automotive security and connectivity technology, market resources, and experience in semiconductors necessary for intelligent transport systems. This cooperation will bring together CAICT’s and NXP’s core competencies in intelligent manufacturing and next generation vehicle communications to advance China’s intelligent transportation systems.”

“Every year, 1.3 million people die in road accidents around the globe. The implementation of V2X and other intelligent transport systems will significantly reduce accidents, hours spent in traffic jams and CO2 emissions in China. However, safe and secure mobility can only come to life if there’s a commitment to collaboration. NXP is honored to be appointed as official collaboration company in the pilots, jointly working on this high-impact societal change. We look forward to supporting the transformation of the Chinese automobile industry by providing advanced secure connection and infrastructure solutions for a smarter life,” said Kurt Sievers, NXP Executive Vice President and General Manager of BU Automotive.