May 28, 2004

Consumer Perception of RFID in Japan

Gartner Japan unveiled their research on consumer perception of retail RFID in Japan and in the U.S. According to the report, American consumers expect improved services such as better product availability and easy product return, whereas Japanese consumers expect time saving benefits like fast checkout.

May 24, 2004

RFID for Munich Toll System?

Members of the Green Party in Munich have proposed an RFID-based toll system for the central area of the Bavarian Capital. The traffic experts of the party want to establish a Pay-per-use-system: When citizens try to pass into the centre...
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Finding kids with RFID at Legoland

By using WiFi access-point triangulation and active ''tags'' in the wrist bands instead of the traditional, passive RFID tags, the system can get a very high accuracy on the tags' location, as well as opening up for future uses e.g. interactive maps on PDAs/laptops.

May 18, 2004

Chip the VIP!

The 'VeriChip', a Radio Frequency Identification chip made by a US company, will mean regular clubbers at the Baja Beach Club in Barcelona will no longer have to wait in queue to pay to get in.
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May 13, 2004

RFID in Chinese ID cards

''[...] When asked if this would provoke privacy concerns, he clearly stated that the government does not need to respond to such concerns and that in China, the government does what it wants regardless of the opinions of its citizens.[...]''
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