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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How technology helps with traffic!! Here's another one: the Pentagon's research arm, DARPA, is currently running the DARPA Robotic Vehicle Grand Challenge, to encourage the development of un-manned robotic vehicles on the battlefield. In addition to its military purposes, will also help in developing intelligent driver assistance systems to reduce the approximately 44,000 fatalities that occur from traffic accidents in the U.S. each year.