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Driver's licenses to get RFID-tags

27 Mar '12
In Russia, RFID-tags will be chipped in drivers licenses and vehicle registrations, RusNanoNet reports.

According to Aleksey Zhilyayev from the RF Ministry of Industry and Trade, the new system will simplify procedure of checking drivers documents.

RFID-tags to be in-built into driving documents will be similar to RFID-tags in the Moscow metro tickets, but will operate at longer distances. The tags will be read from several meters by special devices to be installed along highways.

The RF Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Interior, and Ministry of Transport, intend to launch cooperation in order to carry out large-scale experiments under the project. Under plans, the ministries will test the technology in one of Russian cities.

A developer of navigation solutions, M2M Telematics announced the project in early 2012. Under the contract with the RF Ministry of Industry and Trade, M2M and scientists from the Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University (MADI) have created a road vehicles identification and surveillance system.

The new system is based on RFID and satellite navigation technologies. According to the developers, the federal system of transport vehicles identification and surveillance will result in higher quality of transport services and better safety of passenger and cargo transportation in Russia.
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