- Efkon Announces HOT Technology for Electronic Tolling
Based on RFID and IR technology, the device aims to help ensure that drivers pay their fare share when using high-occupancy toll lanes.
- RFID Tracks Transatlantic Shipments of Jaguar Parts
Logistics provider Unipart is using radio frequency identification to monitor the security status and location of containers sealed with Savi Network's active tags.
- RFID Improves ETA Info for Bus Passengers
U.S. and Hong Kong transit companies are using active tags to provide passengers with accurate information regarding bus locations and expected arrival times.
- Freightliner Factory Will Use RFID to Track Production
The maker of trucks and commercial vehicles will begin using active tags to help improve the manufacturing process at its plant in Portland, Ore.
- Forecast Indicates Strong RFID Demand by Heavy Manufacturing
Frost & Sullivan expects the market for RFID applications for automotive, aerospace and industrial products manufacturers to grow to $225.7 million in 2012.
- Hyan and Parelec Teaming on Tags for Products, Mass Transit
The tag maker and conductive-ink manufacturer say their combined products are being used for product authentication and in single and multiuse mass-transit cards.
- Chinese Railway Switching to RFID Transit Cards
Finnish smart card provider Confidex has announced a five-year contract with the transit company for 125 million high-frequency payment cards.
- Hertz Trial Uses RFID Cards Instead of Keys
A rental facility in Nice, France, is testing how the technology might make renting a car faster and easier.
- Alien Cancels IPO Plans
Alien Technology has requested that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission withdraw its registration statement for an initial public offering.
- Alien Technology's IPO Woes
Alien's decision last week to delay its initial public offering has left industry watchers debating on whether the RFID company is a bellwether for the RFID industry as a whole.
- Texas Instruments Rolling Out Its Gen 2 Chips
TI says its Gen 2 chips will be available in August, in the form of wafers and as rolls of chips attached to straps. The company will stop making Gen 2 inlays.
- Car Dealership Finds RFID the Key to Increased Sales
Bob Lewis Automotive is using RFID-enabled car keys to automatically track test-drives, improve security and simplify key access for salespeople at its Volkswagen showroom in San Jose, Calif.
- Unilever Launches Trial Using EPCIS Protocol
The trial uses software that complies with EPCglobal’s proposed Electronic Product Code Information Services draft standard, following a successful test involving an EPCIS-based data repository from IBM and data analysis application from T3Ci.
- Goodyear Using RFID for NASCAR from Cradle to Grave
The tire maker has rolled out a tire-leasing program for NASCAR and is using RFID tags to track the tires from the point of manufacture to the moment they are scrapped.
- Intermec, Symbol Resolve Outstanding IP Disputes
The companies have worked out a cross-licensing agreement and a covenant not to sue one another over intellectual property rights for four years.