More than 80 participants from more than 25 countries, including Argentina, Trindad and Tobago, Ethiopia, Qatar, Uzbekistan, the Netherlands, Italy, and Thailand, took advantage of the Race Track Days organised by Tönnjes together with Kathrein Solutions and NXP Semiconductors to see state-of-the-art UHF vehicle detection live.The chosen venue – the Sachsenring racetrack – did not allow for any other option: the RFID technology had to show the performance it was capable of at high speed.
On track at the Sachsenring, RFID & Wireless IoT Global spoke with the responsible people at Tönnjes and Kathrein Solutions
Tönnjes has raised vehicle identification to a digital level. The solution called "IDePLATE" is a classic number plate with an integrated UHF RFID transponder. The highlight: the license plate surface serves as an antenna and enables a high reading range. In addition to number plates with transponders, special windshield transponders have been developed.
As Jochen Betz, Managing Director of Tönnjes, explains: "We always recommend a complete solution consisting of three identification features on a car or truck: front and rear license plates with transponders and a tamper-proof windshield label. Three RFID transponders on the vehicle triple the chance of detecting a vehicle in any situation."