Beyond RFID: Dedicated Short Range Communication

ABI research discusses new real time traffic systems including dedicated short range communication DSRC is a two-way network that sends more data about the vehicle itself and road conditions to listening points along the highway. Advances beyond RFID can add more memory to record and track item location history. Research on the RFID market indicates that usage of RFID will explode when RFID tag prices are less than a penny. This is expected by 2009 Recent RFID pricing is 7.2 cents per tag in orders of 10 million China is issuing RFID identity cards. The new ID cards can be read by a reader that is within 20 centimeters to 30 centimeters of the card. The cards are used to store basic personal information, such as name and birth date.