- Land Rover Test-Drives RFID to Track Parts Containers
The U.K. automaker is working with a U.K. research group on a pilot using active RFID tags to increase the visibility of containers, full or empty, entering or leaving an assembly plant.
- RFID Is Key to Car Clubs' Success
Hundreds of thousands of drivers worldwide prefer car-sharing to owing their own wheels—and they use an RFID-enabled card or fob to get in the driver's seat.
- Event Reveals Interest in RFID Is Growing In Canada
More than 400 people attended RFID Journal LIVE! Canada 2007—the second annual conference and exhibition produced by RFID Journal and EPCglobal Canada—held in November.
- Cami Expands Its RFID Deployment
The automaker is not only using an active-tag system to replenish parts at assembly lines, but also to improve yard management and security.
- Elektrobit Unveils UHF RFID Suite
The EB Identification Network consists of RFID interrogators, controllers and software to help companies more easily implement, tune and manage networks of RFID readers, thereby reducing interference and congestion.
- RFID News Roundup
Confidex intros new RFID tags for automotive industry; Reva Systems announces upgrades; IPICO inks Chinese electronic toll contract; BJ's, Barclays team up on RFID-enabled credit card; University of Maryland offers free RFID assessments.
- Aggressive Sales Growth Predicted for Passive Tags in North America
Frost & Sullivan expects a compound annual growth rate of 21.5 percent during the next six years, spurred in part by increased adoption in Canada.
- Telepathx Develops Accident-Detecting System Linked to Auto Airbags
The company's Enterprise Call Box is designed to automatically notify transportation departments and emergency responders.
- RFID Monitors Monitoring Devices
German industrial services and products company F'IS has added RFID technology to its mobile devices used for monitoring machinery.
- Atlanta Mercedes Dealership to Adopt RFID at New Location
The real-time location system is designed to reduce labor, help sales and service departments quickly locate specific vehicles and track how many times a particular vehicle has been test-driven.
- Turck Introduces Modular RFID System for Controlling Machines
Behr, a German supplier of heating and cooling systems to major car manufacturers, is using HF tags and readers to help it manufacture evaporators in automobile air conditioners.
- German Automakers and Suppliers Track Industry-Wide Supply Chain With RFID
A multiyear project involving several automakers and their suppliers, academia and the German government, is testing RFID to improve supply chain visibility and efficiencies.
- Manufacturer Tags Vehicle Seats to Help Meet Safety Regs
Grammer, which makes seating for a variety of vehicles, is using passive RFID to document when seats are produced so they can be more easily located during recalls.
- Bermuda's RFID Vehicle Registration System Could Save $2 Million/Year
The island nation will employ roadside RFID interrogators to automatically check that its 25,000 cars and trucks bear valid registration stickers containing passive UHF tags.
- GE Sensing, Dust Networks to Develop Wireless Sensors
The first GE Sensing product is the RF ValProbe, designed to help pharmaceutical and life sciences companies monitor and validate environments—such as freezers and sterilization processes—for regulatory and quality compliance purposes.