- DaimlerChrysler Putting RFID Tags in Kanban Cards
The automaker plans to begin pilot RFID projects that will increase the visibility of parts at two of its German production sites.
- Ford Canada Adopts RFID System to Keep Parts Flowing
By July, the automaker's Oakville assembly plant will use active tags to track nearly 1,000 parts-filled trucks.
- Alien Seeks to Disprove Intermec Patent Infringement
Alien says it is seeking a declaratory judgment to prove its RFID products do not violate Intermec’s intellectual property.
- Honeywell Launches Sensor Network Kit
As its first foray into wireless sensor mesh networking, the technology company is selling development kits with wireless sensor network technology developed by Crossbow.
- Tire-Tag Maker Offers Blowout Price
Advanced ID says it will drop per-tag prices to 40 cents for orders of at least 10 million.
- Utah Buses to Get RFID-Enabled Fareboxes
In time for next winter's ski season, the Utah Transit Authority plans to implement what it claims is the United States' first contactless payment system installed on buses.
- TI Sells Sensors & Controls Business
The company says it will retain its radio frequency identification group, claiming the sale will help focus its efforts in the semiconductor arena, including RFID.
- Auto Industry RFID Data Standard Proposed
EPCglobal and AIAG have proposed an RFID tag data structure allowing tire manufacturers to use both Electronic Product Code and existing data identifiers.
- RFID News Roundup
ABI report says UHF chipsets may lower reader prices; costs stymieing RFID in European supply chains; Avery Dennison RFID names 17 qualified converters; AeroScout, Alanco team up on Wi-Fi tracking; HID, INSIDE partnering on access control apps; New Zealand passports carrying Philips chips; South Korea approves use of Savi 433.92 MHz systems; AIM Global unveils RFID Emblem.
- MIT to Host RFID Academic Convocation
The Auto-ID Lab at MIT will host a two-day event aimed at bringing together the leading RFID researchers with a select group of end users.
- LogicaCMG and PowerID Team Up
The companies will develop solutions leveraging the benefits of battery-assisted tags, focused initially on the aerospace, automotive and logistics markets.
- RFID Tracks Tires at NASCAR
Goodyear used handheld interrogators and embedded tags to keep track of leased racecar tires.
- RFID News Roundup
VeriChip announces IPO; RFID consortium to hold open workshop; Nordic ID rolls out UHF handheld for Europe; RFID maturing rapidly, says report; firms partner on retail RFID solutions; do-it-yourselfers devise tag killer.
- Automotive RFID Gets Rolling
The Federal Highway Administration awards a contract to develop a 5.9 GHz RFID system to cut road fatalities in the U.S. by 50%.