Honeywell’s new passive RFID tag for vehicles enables secure data transactions for toll collecting

Honeywell's new passive RFID tag enables secure vehicle identification while preventing counterfeiting, spoofing or exposing customer data to unauthorised users.

The cost-effective IT70 RFID tag can be used for highway tolling applications, electronic vehicle registration as well as vehicle access and payment. The tag can be read from car and truck windshields at ranges up to and exceeding 10 meters – even as the vehicle travels at speeds of more than 160 KPH (100 MPH).

Today, drivers across Brazil are already using the Honeywell RFID tags to access toll roads and also pay for gas and parking.

"Organisations want to prevent unauthorized use of the tags, and their customers need the peace of mind that data being transmitted from their car is secure," said Hank Stephens, RFID product leader for Honeywell's Productivity Products business. "We incorporated a range of cryptographic standards to provide two-way authentication and data security with up to six access keys with fully configurable privileges."

Since it is a fully passive RFID tag, the IT70 requires no further maintenance once it is applied to a vehicle windshield.

The IT70 RFID tag features:

  • Up to six access keys
  • Cryptographic encryption support with the ability to perform AES-128 functions three times faster than competitive tags
  • Long product lifecycle and the durability to withstand extreme environmental conditions from -40° C to 85° C [-40° F to 185° F]

"Although commonly used for toll lanes and parking garages, these secure RFID tags can also be used for other electronic payment transactions such as buying gas without having to leave your car," said Stephens.

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