A new passive RFID tag that enables secure vehicle identification while preventing counterfeiting, spoofing or exposing customer data to unauthorised users has been developed by Honeywell.
The cost effective IT70 RFID tag can be used for highway tolling applications, electronic vehicle registration as well as vehicle access and payment. The tag can be read from car and truck windshields at ranges up to and exceeding ten metres - even as the vehicle travels at speeds of more than 160kph (100mph).
Drivers across Brazil are already using the Honeywell RFID tags to access toll roads and also pay for gas and parking.
“Organisations want to prevent unauthorised use of the tags, and their customers need the peace of mind that data being transmitted from their car is secure,” said Hank Stephens, RFID Product Leader for Honeywell’s Productivity Products business.
“We incorporated a range of cryptographic standards to provide two-way authentication and data security with up to six access keys with fully configurable privileges.”
Since it is a fully passive RFID tag, the IT70 requires no further maintenance once it is applied to a vehicle windshield.
The IT70 RFID tag features:
“Although commonly used for toll lanes and parking garages, these secure RFID tags can also be used for other electronic payment transactions such as buying gas without having to leave your car,” said Stephens.