April 13, 2009
Looking for just the right gift for Valentine’s Day for the technology-savvy person in your life? Well, check out your local Ford dealership…they now have trucks available with RFID to keep track of your tools and other assets!
According to RFIDUpdate, The newest mobile RFID reader is more than six feet wide, 17 feet long, weighs a few thousand pounds, and is known more for its horsepower than its MHz. Ford’s popular F-150 pickup trucks are now available with an RFID reader integrated in the bed to monitor cargo. …Ford Work Solutions is a series of software and services for vehicle, worker, and asset management. It is targeted to contractors and other customers who use their vehicles for work. The applications rely on an in-dash computer now offered as an option for 2009 model year F-150 and F-Series Super Duty pickups and E-Series vans….Customers receive a supply of specially designed Gen2 RFID tags to apply to the tools, toolboxes, containers, or other items they want to track.
So, how cool is that? Your truck can actually track your assets for you and before you leave a site you can check to make sure you have everything you came with!
If this is a little out of your price range, remember that flowers, cards and chocolate work well too! Happy Valentine’s Day.