- NXP Releases IC for Secure Encrypted UHF Reads
The company's Ucode DNA chip, which can be read via most standard UHF readers, transmits a dynamic, encrypted password that prevents a tag from being read without authorization, as well as precludes it from being cloned.
- Porsche Uses RFID to Track Prototype Testing, Improve Security
The car manufacturer is tracking which components are installed in its prototype vehicles, and is monitoring the cars' locations to reduce their chances of being seen by unauthorized parties.
- Audi Launches RFID Deployment for Tracking Assembled Vehicles Worldwide
The carmaker has already installed the system at its Hungarian facility, enabling management to view where each car is in the finishing, storage and shipping processes, and reducing labor for drivers who locate and transport the vehicles.
- NXP Seeks to Drive NFC Phone App Use in Cars
The semiconductor company says its new controller is the first in a portfolio of products aimed at helping app developers and automakers bring NFC-activated features and functions to the automotive market.
- Volkswagen Group's Uruguayan Importer Improves Efficiency Through RFID
The company is already using passive UHF tags to track tools, and expects sometime next year to begin tagging the Audi and Volkswagen cars it sells and maintains.
- Hong Kong Electroplating Company Speeds Up Production With RFID
Jing Mei Industrial is using passive UHF tags and readers to better track workflow.
- RFID Speeds Police Vehicles Through Assembly
Troy Design and Manufacturing is expanding an EPC UHF RFID system to track the movements of Ford vehicles through 10 or more procedures that modify the cars for use by police forces.
- Aston Martin to Present Keynote Session at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2014
The event, to be held on Oct. 23, in London, England, will highlight leading companies' radio frequency identification deployments in the region, and demonstrate the latest technology solutions.
- RFID Improves Efficiency and Transparency at Rehau's Bumper Factory
The German auto parts manufacturer is tracking its work-in-progress at eight plants worldwide, ensuring the automotive bumpers it produces are accurately made to order.
- Laxcen Debuts EPC Gen Passive Tags in the U.S.
The Hong Kong company's C50 and C70 models, designed for apparel and health-care applications, recently passed all Arkansas Radio Compliance testing categories.
- Turck Releases Small, Low-Cost, Short-Range UHF Reader for Industrial Use
The Q120, with a 3-meter read range, is sized to fit into a small alcove or other location where it is less likely to be damaged in a manufacturing environment.
- Omni-ID's View 10 Tag Aims to Replace Paperwork at Detroit Diesel, Other Factories
The View 10 includes passive and active RFID, Wi-Fi and IR technologies, a 10.1-inch screen and enough memory to store and display more than 160 pages of info that workers can view automatically at their assembly stations.
- Alien Intros Wonder Dog Tag for Challenging Environments, SIT H4 for Small Items
The Wonder Dog operates well around metal and liquids, while the SIT H4 is tiny enough for jewelry and medicine. Both are made with the Higgs 4 chip.
- Asahi Glass Co. Tracks Documents via Smart Shelves
The Japanese company is using Cell Form RFID antennas to know the locations of 6,000 files, and when a particular document was removed, thereby reducing labor hours and the risk of a misplaced document.
- Unipart Logistics Tests Active RFID for Automotive Customer
The U.K. company is using a system from RF Code to track when each of its five trucks are loaded with assembled parts, and when they leave its facility for delivery to a car manufacturing client.