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  • Goodyear Dunlop Europe Plans RFID Trials for Bus Tires

    The manufacturer, already tagging race truck and trailer tires, is now eyeing other commercial markets for the technology, in order to leverage its FleetOnlineSolutions program to share tire data between itself, owners and service providers.

  • RFID Aids Fueling for Canadian Bus Operator

    Coast Mountain Bus Co. is installing a TagMaster RFID solution as part of its fuel-management system from Coencorp, to identify buses and permit fueling with appropriate fluids.

  • Smartrac Acquires UPM RFID, Becoming a UHF Tag Leader

    With its acquisition of UPM RFID, as well as Neology and KSW Microtec, Smartrac has moved to the front of the market for passive UHF RFID tags and inlays.

  • 10 Fields Automotive Dealerships to Adopt RFID

    The MyDealerLot solution, using passive UHF radio frequency identification technology, enables the dealerships' maintenance and sales staff to greet customers personally, and provide more efficient service.

  • RFID Keeps Engine Noise in Check at Racecourse

    The Nurburgring Motorsport Complex is using a system from sound engineers BeSB featuring Identec Solutions' RFID technology, to identify the amount of sound made by vehicles passing through residential areas.

  • Germany's RFID-based Automotive Network Gets Rolling

    More than a dozen automakers, suppliers, logistics companies, research institutes and IT firms are working on both a standardized use of RFID technology, and data exchange within the network.

  • Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Hopes to Save Costs Through RFID

    The manufacturer of automotive electrical parts is working with Midtronics to introduce a system that uses radio frequency identification to guide workers through maintenance and diagnostic procedures, and records results on RFID tags attached to trucks and components.

  • RFID Journal Announces Live RFID-Enabled Supply Chain Demonstrations

    Top technology companies will provide real-world supply chain demonstrations on the exhibit floor at the ninth annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition.

  • TrazeTag Designs Rubberized RFID Labels for Abusive Environments

    Each tag's passive RFID inlay is protected by a flexible plastic material that can be custom-molded with wear-resistant text and graphics, for identifying pipes, cable or heavy equipment.

  • Registration Now Open for RFID Journal LIVE! 2011

    The RFID industry's biggest event, to be held on Apr. 12-14, in Orlando, Fla., will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 175 technology companies.

  • Trimble Acquires ThingMagic

    The provider of positioning and tracking solutions will incorporate ThingMagic's EPC RFID technology into its own products for the construction and mobile services sectors, while ThingMagic will also continue to operate as an RFID reader and solutions provider, as a Trimble division.

  • Petrobras Opts for RFID to Track Drill Pipe

    Weatherford is tagging the five-inch-wide pipes that it ships to an offshore oil rig operated by the Brazilian energy company, with the aim of more easily verifying that the correct pipes are being provided, inspected and maintained.

  • Automotive Groups Agree on RFID Guidelines for RTIs

    The multinational Joint Automotive Industry Forum is about to release a set of requirements and recommendations for implementing RFID technology to track returnable transport items—the reusable containers used by that sector.

  • Glass-Fiber Cord Maker Extends RFID's Benefits to Its Customers

    NGF Europe is writing RFID data on tags attached to the spools of glass-fiber cord that it makes, allowing the company to track production, and enabling its automotive customers to access product information encoded to the tags.

  • RFID Puts Salt Lake City Drivers in the Fast Lane

    Utah's Department of Transportation is using the United States' first passive EPC Gen 2 UHF RFID toll-collection system to ease traffic congestion and collect fees from drivers in the HOV lane.

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