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The car license plate of the future: RFID is the key

  • Author:Lucy
  • Source:RFID world network
  • Release on:2021-05-08
There are multiple uses: traffic management, toll collection system and anti-theft • RFID tags already in use around the world • New technology for identifying motorized two-wheelers image German license plate manufacturer TÖNNJES cooperated with global semiconductor company NXP and AutoID solutions company Kathrein Solutions GmbH in Bavaria, Germany to develop and manufacture RFID tags and stickers based on RAIN RFID technology, focusing on the field of electronic vehicle identification (referred to as EVI). The goal pursued by TÖNNJES is to give vehicles around the world a clear identity. image With RFID, cars, trucks and motorcycles can be freely identified in mobile traffic through authorized readers. This innovative technology has replaced the previous method of optical identification with the naked eye or camera. It also opens up new digital possibilities for future transportation and mobility.

EVI can completely change traffic conditions The bigger the city, the more cars there are, but there has not yet been a final solution that can cope with the huge traffic volume. Jochen Betz, General Manager of TÖNNJES, said: “The global population continues to grow. It is not just megacities with more than 10 million inhabitants that need to focus on handling complex modern traffic management solutions-sooner or later all cities will need them. Doing so. We believe that EVI technology will be the foundation of smart city applications based on efficient and modern process identification functions." The RAIN RFID technology enables wireless communication between the vehicle license plate on one side and the authorized reader on the other side. In addition to targeted traffic management, EVI also innovatively provides sustainable potential in access control, toll collection systems, setting up regional environments, updating bridges and ferry-related modern payment processes, vehicle anti-theft and license plate anti-counterfeiting. In recent years, TÖNNJES has also developed software and hardware as a key prerequisite for EVI. It has cooperated with Kathrein Solutions and NXP to produce RFID license plate IDePLATE and windshield sticker IDeSTIX. This technology has been put into practice in many different applications in various countries. For example, Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco uses IDeSTIX to control access to its business premises; in the Philippines, scooters and motorcycles are equipped with IDeSTIX headlight tags from TÖNNJES. Bates explained: "Scooters and motorcycles are a very popular means of transportation, especially in Asia. IDeSTIX headlight tags are an effective and reliable way to register and identify all these vehicles." Flexible and user-friendly: Passive chips operate in stationary and moving traffic Whether it is an anti-counterfeiting license plate or a glass sticker, it will be destroyed when it is removed. They are all equipped with a passive RAIN RFID chip UcodeDNA® customized by NXP. It transmits data within a few meters in a non-contact and safe manner. The chip contains a unique encrypted identification code that can be decoded by authorized readers in stationary and moving traffic. Christian Schnebinger, deputy sales director of Kathrein Solutions, said: “Every country should strive to register all vehicles nationwide. This can ensure safety and transparency. If the vehicle is passed through a passive UHF Once the RFID transponder is registered, it can be further developed and applied in non-stop toll collection, road toll collection, parking, refueling, and access control. "Passive UHF RFID is a global standard that is flexible and user-friendly. And the battery-less transponder does not require any maintenance. In the future, the importance of electronic vehicle identification will increase day by day. The latest statistics from the German Federal Agency for Freight Transport (BAG) also emphasize the high importance of EVI to highways. It is estimated that by 2023, Germany's road freight volume alone will reach about 4 billion tons. BAG stated that COVID-19 also has a direct impact on truck mileage. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the infection rate in Germany has risen by 5.5%, which may be due to the increase in freight volumes. RFID technology is the key to digitization NXP’s Ralf Kodritsch explained: “With our technology and comprehensive expertise, we are helping relevant departments to more efficiently carry out vehicle registration and other tasks in the future.” He believes that the application of RFID technology is also a comprehensive and rapid realization of the entire vehicle. The digitization of the recognition field has laid an ideal foundation. "The key areas of public safety or anti-theft are often mentioned in cooperative discussions. These are our top priorities. In fact, end users can also see tangible benefits, such as automatic access to the parking lot, or through reading Take RFID tags to automatically refuel." In addition, in view of the "urgent need" of digitization, electronic records may also be a major improvement to the status quo. So far, visibility and weather conditions have played a vital role in optical recording and have greatly reduced the rate of prosecution in speeding cases. Global network TÖNNJES's business is globalized, not as a product export, but as an export of infrastructure, machinery and expertise. Globally, this company from northern Germany cooperates with more than 50 local joint ventures to produce and customize car license plates on site. In this process, the company supports relevant departments to implement a central approval system and develop innovative and customized vehicle identification solutions. More and more countries are interested in electronic vehicle identification. Bates said: "We have noticed that the solutions that the market needs are not only reliable, but also meet the requirements of the digital society-we can achieve both."

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