The Taiwan Bike Association is utilizing an RFID-enabled timing solution – Cycling Challenge – to enable racers to accurately track their racing time and automate end results in bicycle races.
Developed by Bicom Information Technology Inc., the RFID solution utilizes DogBone ultra-high frequency inlays from UPM Raflatac. Racers at the finishing line can immediately inquire about their racing time and also receive a personalized certificate and data concerning their performance.
Player qualification and a chip checkpoint where players confirm the identity stored in the chip data are located next to the registration station. Labels with embedded RFID inlays are printed with racer information such as name, number and emergency contact details as a safety precaution and attached to each racer’s helmet.
The starting and finishing lines are each equipped with four antennas and an ultra-high frequency reader which records the departure and arrival times of each racer. After the race, the RFID solution can provide instant certificate printout and the event organizers are able to announce the final ranking without delay.