Hanover, Germany – A universal ISO standard for RFID tire tags remains on track to be published by the yearend, according to Dong Lanfei, vice general manager of Mesnac.
Dong, along with Pierre Loiret from Michelin, has been co-convenor of the working group charged with developing the four-part standard over the last three years.
The first two parts CD 20911 [Embedding methods for RFID tire tags] and CD 20912 [Testing methods for RFID] are set to be published by the end of April, she told ERJ at the recent Tire Tech Expo.
The next two parts CD 20911 [Embedding methods for RFID tire tags] and CD 20912 [Testing methods for RFID] will be passed in the fourth quarter of this year, Dong added.
Some 60 experts from Austria, Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand, UK and US are providing input to the working group.
“This is a universal standard, which has involved input from many tire manufacturers, as well as industry and government groups,” the Mesnac official emphasised.
Publication of the full standard will be “a very good start from which the industry can really start to use RIFD,” concluded Dong.