Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) Using Passive RFID


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Join Impinj and Confidex as we discuss the critical components and benefits of AVI, and how Confidex’s new AVI products, powered by Impinj Monza 4E RFID tag chips, are enabling exciting, real-world applications such as toll collection, access control, and fleet management using passive RFID technology.

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Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) Using Passive RFID

  1. 1. Automatic Vehicle Identification using Passive RFID Featuring:October 2012
  2. 2. Today’s Presenters & Agenda Impinj RFID • Introduction to Impinj • AVI Trends & Standards • Maximizing Performance Tracy Hillstrom Sr. Product Line Manager Confidex Impinj, Inc. • Introduction to Confidex • What is an Intelligent Transportation System • Automatic Vehicle Identification Technologies • Why Passive RFID is the Better Choice • Confidex AVI Product Overview • AVI Use Case Scenario Bill Compitello Questions & Answer Session Director of Sales Confidex Ltd.October 2012
  3. 3. About Impinj, Inc.Leading provider of UHF RFIDsolutions for identifying, locating,and authenticating items•Innovative product portfolio – Tag chips – Reader chips – Readers & Antennas•Enabling numerous industries – Retail – Pharmaceutical – Food and beverage – Consumer electronics – Manufacturing/LogisticsOctober 2012
  4. 4. AVI Trends & Standards• Passive UHF RFID standards – Circa 2000 • ISO/EAN/UCC vs. Auto-ID Center • Manufacturers proprietary solutions • Walmart mandates – Gen2 standard development 2003-2004 • Passive UHF classified as Gen2 Class 1 – ISO harmonized with 18000-6• Benefits of Gen 2 RFID technology – Global interoperability – Open standard – Built to perform (fast, reliable, memory options) – Encourages innovation – Small chip size• How Gen 2 is used with vehicle tagging – Tolling • Dominated by proprietary solutions • Toll operators want Gen 2 – Access control – Asset tracking / fleet managementOctober 2012
  5. 5. Maximizing RFID PerformanceTop 5 Ways to Vehicle Tagging Success5. New to RFID…get expert assistance4. Deploy proven reader technology3. Be efficient in delivering power to the tag2. Consider redundancy for tough RF conditions1. Choose the right tag for the jobOctober 2012
  6. 6. About Confidex• Leading supplier of high-performing RFID tag solutions and services to make supply chains, transactions and authentication of goods and people more efficient and secure.• Confidex Products and Services – UHF RFID Hard Tags & Special Labels – Personalization Services – Contactless Tickets – NFC Tags & Labels• RFID for Challenging Applications – Industrial Asset Management – Returnable Transit Item Management – IT & Telecom Asset Management – Contactless Ticketing – Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI)October 2012
  7. 7. What is an Intelligent Transportation System?• “Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are advanced applications which aim to provide innovative services relating to different modes of transport and traffic management and enable various users to be better informed and make safer, more coordinated, and ‘smarter’ use of transport networks.” (source: Wikipedia)• Motivation to utilize ITS: 1. Traffic congestion is reducing efficiency of transportation infrastructure • Congestion is causing increased travel time, air pollution and fuel consumption 1. Better utilization of transportation infrastructure • Previous focus has been on building capacity. • Affects people’s behavior (reducing peak capacity need, usage of public transportation) • Better information services 1. Usage based pricing • Road toll collection, congestion pricing, pollution based pricing. 1. Safety • Variable speed limits, information displays, etc. 1. Homeland security and control • Locating drivers with suspended licenses or no insurance, to finding stolen vehicles, etc.October 2012
  8. 8. Automatic Vehicle Identification • Automatic vehicle identification is essential part of any ITS application dealing with vehicles. • Main market for AVI is ITS applications, but Confidex AVI AVI products can be also used in other applications such as: – Parking permit application ITS – Fleet management – Industrial vehicle identification system • AVI technologies – Inductive loop (can only detect, not identify) – Video vehicle detection – Sensing technologies like RFIDOctober 2012
  9. 9. AVI Technologies: outside passive UHF RFID • Video vehicle identification – Fairly complicated with multiple stage algorithms – Poor image resolution, blurry images (motion blur), poor lighting, shadows, dirt on plate, vanity plates, etc. – Video vehicle identification study reported 92.6% recognition accuracy. • Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) at 5.8GHz – Used widely in Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) – Europe (directive 2004/52/EC requirement), Japan, Norway, Singapore, Australia, Chile, Ireland, etc.. – Communication range up to 10m – Systems usually proprietary (no standards) – Battery life time ~5-7 yearsOctober 2012
  10. 10. AVI technologies: Passive UHF RFID Low transponder price allows versatile services for consumer (annual contract, limited use, single use) Well standardized system components. Not locked to a single supplier. Tag form factor allows use of vending machines and final customization on site when needed No batteries to replace Requires cameras for enforcementOctober 2012
  11. 11. Confidex AVI Product Family • Taxation • Road toll • Access control • Parking permit • Fleet mgmt • Traffic mgmt • Vehicle registration • Insurance • Confidex offers dedicated products to meet document requirements for large scale Automatic Vehicle verification • License plate Identification and License Plate registration solutions. authentication and controlOctober 2012
  12. 12. Confidex AVI Product Family Confidex Windshield Label™ Confidex License Plate Tag™• Attached on windshield with adhesive • Attached on license plate with adhesive and backside rivet• Impinj Monza4E • Impinj Monza4E• Read range up to 8m • Read range up to 8m• Various personalization options incl. Color • Various personalization options incl. Laser printing and encoding marking, tampo printing and encoding• Printable & encodable with standard RFID • Low profile design printers, delivered on reel• Tamper-evident, non-transferable BAP Windshield Label in developmentOctober 2012
  13. 13. RFID Border Checkpost projectMaharashtra, IndiaUSE CASE•Automated identification of heavy traffic vehicles andinstant access to the vehicle data at the bordercheckposts•Personalized Confidex Windshield Labels™ in use•Project partners: – Maharashtra Border Check Post Network Limited (Sadbhav Engineering) – HCL Infosystems – Rajkamal Barscan – ConfidexOctober 2012
  14. 14. RFID Border Checkpost projectMaharashtra, IndiaBACKGROUND•Maharashtra is India’s capital state•The main roads from North to South India pass throughMaharashtra resulting in heavy commercial traffic•In the past the border formalities process was all manual: – Border officials are reviewing tax, insurance, permit, pollution and driver data and making the decisions – Long queues for clearance © Confidex 2012October 2012
  15. 15. RFID Border Checkpost projectMaharashtra, IndiaSOLUTION•Maharashtra state‘s 22 border crossingstations will have new and fully integratedcheckpoint infrastructure – The major checkpoints have several access lines, handling stations, employee apartments, parking premises, shopping areas…•The new border checkpoints utilize UHF RFIDbased automatic vehicle identification (AVI)technology that enables enhanced traffic flowand fast processing time – Vehicles are RFID-tagged with Confidex Windshield Label – In the first phase, commercial vehicles are taggedOctober 2012 ©
  16. 16. RFID Border Checkpost projectMaharashtra, India© Confidex 2012 © Confidex 2012 • When the vehicle reaches the checkpoint the Confidex RFID label is reliably read from approx. 5 meters in this setup • Fixed readers and antennas are set into the sides of the lanes and cameras are used for identifying the license plate number© Confidex 2012October 2012
  17. 17. RFID Border Checkpost projectMaharashtra, IndiaBenefits•Eliminates the reliance on manual procedures for inspection ofcargo, calculation & collection of penalties & verification ofcompliance documents – Traffic disruption and delays – Delays put pressure on border control personnel which leads to lack of thorough inspection and potential loss of revenue.•Now all services provided by checkposts, such as screening ofvehicles, weighing of cargo, traffic surveillance & identification ofvehicles are computerized leading to more streamlined workflow – Automated system frees up border personnel to conduct more thorough inspections when necessary. – Checkposts are networked to enable real-time information gathering and monitoring of traffic by a central control facility – Data collected through centralized system aids in future policy development (ie, infrastructure) © Confidex 2012October 2012
  18. 18. Questions & Answers Tracy Hillstrom Sr. Product Line Manager – Readers & Antennas Bill Compitello Director of Sales compitello@confidex.netOctober 2012