RFID for Automotive

Get better visibility, traceability and data capture to help automate production and supply chain while optimizing operational costs.

Transform Automotive Operations With RFID

Revolutionize your supply chain management, improve manufacturing processes and bolster vehicle security with HID’s precision RFID tracking and data management capabilities.

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RFID in the Supply Chain

Ensure real-time visibility and control over every component's journey, from suppliers to assembly lines.
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Factory Automation Using RFID

Achieve cutting-edge automation in your factory to optimize processes, reduce costs and enhance precision throughout the entire manufacturing cycle.
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RFID for Automotive Operation & Traceability

Harness data-driven insights to optimize processes, reduce human errors and ensure top-tier product quality.
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RFID Enabled Access Control

Empower your facility and vehicles with robust access control, ensuring only authorized personnel have entry and exit privileges.
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Key Benefits of RFID for Automotive Manufacturing

RFID delivers visibility into areas of supply and operations that were once unattainable. This new ability empowers automotive firms to:

  • Reduce production line errors
  • Automate data collection
  • Improve asset visibility
  • Optimize maintenance & servicing 
  • Ensure better resource utilization
  • Streamline inventory management
  • Enhance safety and security
  • Increase operational efficiency
  • Reduce operational costs

Automotive RFID Tag Use Case

How RFID/IoT Can Turbo-Charge Automotive Production & Supply Chain Processes

Our automotive expert Holger Brasse takes you through an informative 45-minute introduction to how passive RFID & active IoT devices can create huge efficiencies and cost savings in automotive manufacture from the early stages of production through to providing enhanced user experience for end customers.

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RFID Applications for Automotive

The diverse range of use cases for RFID in the automotive sector underscores its significance in driving efficiency, security and innovation across the entire industry. Learn how this technology can work in your specific use case through our resources. 

  • Parts tracking & traceability
  • RTI & container tracking
  • Tagging transport units with smart labels
  • Keyless entry systems
  • WIP inventory tracking
  • Tracking plant work orders
  • Tracking material handling equipment
  • Finished vehicle tracking
  • Automated fuel management
  • Fleet management
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Infographic: Driving Traceability , Efficiency and Innovation With RFID

RFID is reshaping the automotive industry from the factory to the field. Let’s look at where it’s making the biggest impact. 

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Infographic: RFID & the Future of Automotive

Learn about the advantages of RID and how much it would cost to implement it at your automotive organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How does RFID work?

RFID uses radio waves to identify and track objects, such as vehicle components and parts. It works by attaching RFID tags to these items, which emit radio signals that can be read by RFID readers or scanners.

2. What are the primary benefits of using RFID in automotive manufacturing?

The primary benefits include improved efficiency through real-time tracking, reduced errors in assembly, enhanced supply chain management and heightened vehicle security.

3. Can RFID be used for tracking vehicle components and parts in real time?

Yes, RFID technology allows for real-time tracking of vehicle components and parts throughout the entire supply chain and manufacturing process, ensuring precise monitoring and control.

4. How does RFID contribute to supply chain optimization in the automotive industry?

RFID optimizes supply chain management by providing real-time visibility into the movement of components and parts, reducing inventory errors, minimizing delays and enhancing overall logistics efficiency.

5. What role does RFID play in enhancing factory automation in automotive manufacturing?

RFID plays a vital role in factory automation by ensuring the correct assembly of components, reducing errors and maximizing efficiency in automotive manufacturing processes.

6. How does RFID improve vehicle traceability and maintenance?

RFID technology enables individual vehicle identification and tracking, making it easier to trace a vehicle's history and schedule maintenance, thus ensuring safety compliance and reliable performance.

7. Can RFID enhance vehicle security?

Yes, RFID is used to enhance vehicle security by enabling keyless entry and ignition systems, adding an extra layer of protection against theft and unauthorized access.

8. How does RFID help combat counterfeit automotive parts?

RFID can be used to combat counterfeit parts by verifying the authenticity of components and parts through RFID-enabled apps or tools, ensuring consumers receive genuine products.

9. Can RFID be retrofitted into existing vehicles, or is it primarily for new car manufacturing?

RFID technology can be retrofitted into existing vehicles, allowing for enhanced security features like keyless entry and ignition. However, its integration may vary depending on the vehicle's make and model, and it is more commonly integrated into new cars during manufacturing.

10. How does RFID technology contribute to sustainability in the automotive industry?

RFID technology supports sustainability in the automotive industry by reducing waste and optimizing resource utilization through efficient supply chain management. Real-time tracking helps minimize excess inventory and reduces the environmental impact associated with overproduction and excess transportation.


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Case Study — Automobile Engine Tracking

One of Europe's largest automotive manufacturers wanted to track containers of high-value assembled engines between multiple plants across the continent. They previously used barcodes, and our task was to provide a more efficient, accurate and cost-effective solution using RFID.

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Gitterbox Tagging

Learn how RFID tags affixed to Gitterboxes helped one manufacturer accurately track and manage their movement within automotive plants.

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