Goodyear claims first production-scale implementation of RFID in tyres

Akron, Ohio — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has laid claim to the first implemention of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology on a production scale. Goodyear says RFID is the future for tyre identification in manufacturing, supply chain management and tyre/vehicle integration.

This weekend, said the comapny, Goodyear’s RFID technology passed its first major real-life test when NASCAR used it for Saturday’s Craftsman Truck Series race at Homestead – Miami Speedway in Florida.

Steve Roth, Goodyear’s director of vehicle systems commented, “The fast-paced, high-pressure racing…

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