Tuesday, November 29, 2005
RFID And Cars
I asked PP readers if they wanted me to post stories that I find of interest in other emerging technology spaces.
When I see a story this big, I look for all the players that will be associated with this application.
Technology giant 3M, which owns brands like Scotch and Post-It, also expects to launch a countrywide vehicle registration system based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags next month, said Jaime Ojeda, business manager of electronic vehicle registration.
3M’s technology incorporates RFID technology in sticker-like tags that would be placed on a vehicle’s windshield, as well as in reflective sheeting placed over the license plate.
Transportation departments could use the tags to monitor traffic and travel times, and vendors could use the system to accept micropayments for parking or drive-through restaurants