- 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.
- Calif. Law Seeks to Avert Privacy Intrusions Related to RFID Toll Tags
The bill, now awaiting the signature of the state's governor, would codify how transit agencies should handle data collected from FasTrak transponders.
- BAS Trucks Deploys RTLS to Drive Efficiency
The European truck company is installing a system from Zebra Enterprise Solutions to track where each of its vehicles is located, and to monitor how long it takes to go through such services as washing and repair.
- NASCAR Keeps Races Safe With RFID
Low-frequency passive tags ensure that vehicles in the Sprint Cup Series use NASCAR-issued fuel cells, and that their approved chassis are not altered, making them more vulnerable in a crash.
- Automotive Project Shows a Single RFID Tag Can Carry Data Encoded by Multiple Users
Based on the results of tests involving General Motors and Grupo Antolin, the Automotive Industry Action Group says its members are moving closer to implementing RFID to track reusable containers.
- Delphi Uses RFID to Link Phones and Cars
The company is marketing a key fob containing a passive NFC tag that will allow drivers to use their cell phone to view their vehicle's status and change its settings.
- RFID Helps Yard Operators Find Crashed Cars
The DogBone system, developed by the owner of a salvage yard, enables companies to locate vehicles in large lots, by affixing EPC Gen 2 passive tags to car windshields.
- Israeli Auto Importer Puts RFID Into Operation
Colmobil is attaching an EPC Gen 2 RFID tag to the windshield of each of the 25,000 to 35,000 cars it imports annually, to expedite the processing of those vehicles.
- Iveco to Expand RFID System for Managing Replacement Parts
The truck and bus manufacturer is using EPC Gen 2 tags to process the receipt, picking and shipping of replacement parts, and to guarantee their authenticity.
- British Touring Car Championship Tracks Tires
EPC Gen 2 RFID tags built into the tires' sidewalls enable the race organizer to identify which tires a team uses during a race, and allows the manufacturer, Dunlop, to track its own tires through the supply chain.
- ZF Friedrichshafen Shifts to RFID-Guided Production
The German maker of automotive components attaches EPC Gen 2 tags to the housing of each eight-speed transmission it assembles, thus enabling the company to better manage its manufacturing process.