One of the biggest fears of any car owner is not knowing where their vehicle is at all times.
Just the thought of handing your car over to a complete stranger for several days is understandably spine-chilling. Most people are aware of how a Global Positioning System (GPS) works. It is essentially a satellite tracking device which allows you to know the exact location of a particular place or object.
What we did was combine this useful technology to the auto transportation process in order to insure our customers of their vehicle’s safety. By equipping our trucks with this system, we can get updated positioning coordinates of their location at any given time.
By logging into our online VEHICLE tracking system, you can receive updated information as well as actual map images of your vehicle’s location. This will assuredly provide anyone shipping their vehicle with peace of mind.
How is RFID used inside a living body?
RFID devices that are intended to be implanted inside a living body (like an animal or human being) have special requirements. They need to be encased in a special kind of casing that will not irritate or react with the living tissues that they are inserted into. The casing must also be transparent to the scanning radio-frequency beam that activates the chip. Some RFID vendors have created biocompatible glass for use in these applications.
One potential problem with being placed within a living organism is that the tiny RFID device may move around under the skin. This can be avoided by using special materials that actually let the surrounding tissue grow up to the casing and bond with it.
Because the radio-frequency waves that activate the microchip containing the identification number are only useful within a few feet (or less), the RFID chip is typically inserted very close to the surface of the skin.
The placement of the device is usually done with a hyperdermic-type needle. This method of insertion also dictates the shape and size of the device; implantable RFID devices are typically the size and diameter of a grain of rice. For dogs, the device is usually implanted between the shoulder blades.
RFID tags have been placed inside cows; some discussion of having all cows implanted with RFID devices has resulted from the recent scare with mad cow disease. Dog owners have used RFID tags to identify their pets rather than tattoos (the more traditional method).