RFID & Automotive
RFIDs are an improvement of barcodes. Barcode technology was widely used in the past decade, human error and long processing time are the most two factors that most of industrial owners uses to reevaluate their business, time is one important element which will highly effect business outcomes.
RFID technology will provide just that, gives so much advantages such as the lack of human intervention needed and reduces costs for some industries plus increasing time efficiency .
RFID helps companies increase the credibility and production cycle, and makes most of industries more safe and the automotive industry more productive.
Using RFIDs in automotive industry
Customization in vehicle manufacturing poises major challenges for carmakers. For example, a seatbelt for German cars can appear similar to one installed in non-EU cars. To modernize the process, many companies are using RFIDs to free their employees from routine tasks and provide the ability to perform automatic inspection simultaneously to ensure that they installed the correct parts.
“Radio-frequency identification or RFID tags on parts can boost process reliability and efficiency significantly,” says Marc Kujath, research scientist at the Fraunhofer IFF. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF in Magdeburg are readying manufacturing and supply-chain operations for digitization and helping to refine their assembly process for the world of the Internet of Things (IoT). Kujath goes on to say, “We have demonstrated this in feasibility studies and wireless tests conducted jointly with Mercedes-Benz Vans at their factory in Ludwigsfelde near Berlin.” Carlos Gonzalez, JAN 11, 2018