AIM Global, a trade association and authority on automatic identification and mobility, has announced the availability of new guidelines for verification and qualification of design for RFID chips and transponders in tires. The guidelines were put together by the RFID Experts Group and are expected to help the entire industry in developing new RFID technology to be used with tires.
The new guidelines are intended to serve and inform the manufacturers and consumers about RFID tags in tires which specifically entails item level tagging. Item level tagging can take place in many different formats such as an RFID label that is incorporated into a patch which is then permanently attached to either the inner or outer surface of a tire; additionally the RFID tag may be included in the manufacturing of the tire to be built into the structure of the tire itself.
The industry is expecting these new guidelines to assist in meeting the increasing demand for RFID tire tracking. Tire tracking will allow for someone to more easily track the tire for a number of purposes including the life of it. As well, tracking these tires is expected to help commercial vehicles better track the safety of their tires.