Thursday, October 06, 2005
RFID And VIN Stop Hit-And-Run
Here's a patent that pertains to pervasive computing. A great idea and I'm sure insurance companies would love this. At least Lindsay Lohan's insurance company would.
From Engadget Patent proposes RFID tags with VIN info
Well a patent application slithering its way through the patent office approval maze proposes a unique solution for catching automotive scofflaws: install RFID chips that contain VIN information in every new car.
The company that is responsible for this is RFID2VIN
The proposed system incorporates chips with a maximum range of eight inches, to allay privacy concerns, and are only activated during an accident. So even if a hit-and-run driver speeds away, their VIN number will have been recorded by the victim’s RFID tag reader, which can then be read by police.