RFID (or Radio Frequency Identification) is a tool that transfers data through electromagnetic fields meaning wireless non-contact devices can be used for the following:
- Driver ID
- Temperature monitoring
RFID allows drivers to be identified as they walk up to their vehicle. The vehicle recognises the correct tag and reports the driver against that vehicle. This can also be used for immobilization purposes so therefore if the driver ID tag is not recognised by the unit, then it does not allow the vehicle to start.
RFID tags can relay a vehicles freezer temperature to the tracking unit every 60 seconds. Customers can view the temperature through the tracking platform in real time. The RFID unit is fixed in the back of the vehicles freezer/fridge in a protective casing and sends data back to the unit in the cab allowing them to operate in temperatures ranging from -30⁰C to +60⁰C, and still be accurate to within 1⁰C.