Friday, March 31, 2006

Soaring RFID Usage through Immobilizers

Undoubtedly the major present segment for adopting RFID technology is in vehicle entry and security systems, mainly the immobilizers (to immobilize a vehicle if not its RFID reader detects the right tag in the driver's ignition key). Although, adopting RFID in auto industry gets back to 20 years ago, mainly for providing visibility and security through the supply chain, yet, it has been employed for more than a decade in auto industry specially immobilizers. An attempt carried over by ABI Research Center (www.abiresearch.com) indicates that around 40% of new products of auto-makers in North America contain such immobilizers and the volume of utilizing this technology is soaring, generated $3.7 billion as revenues all around the world in 2005.