RFID & Wireless IoT in the cross-company automotive value chain

Manufactured in batch size 1, bumper to bumper on modular production lines, supported by collaborative robots – the reality in modern automotive manufacturing. Without transparent and integrated processes, production shuts down. Experienced experts from internationally operating enterprises provide their know-how here and show how future challenges in the automotive industry are already being solved today.


With secure RAIN RFID, each communication is based on a new computation and is therefore different every time the tag and the reader communicate.
Distribution Logistics

Seat networks four use cases and takes outbound logistics to the next level.
High Volume Requirements

Large daily volumes in industry, VDA requirements and the transformation in the automotive industry: a response from Lauri Hyytinen and Frank Smits.
Automotive Production

Starting in 2020, a German car manufacturer has opted for the UWB-based localization solution from Kathrein Solutions. The result: Vehicles and parts supply trolleys localized with an accuracy of only a few centimeters. The RTLS solution ensures the localization on three building levels.
5G Factory Network

Within three years: an electric car ready for series production, the development of an e-bus for autonomous driving, and a 5G factory network put into operation. What happens next at e.GO Mobile?
RFID Solutions

Turn the Key: Sustainable high-performance RFID solutions support the implementation of OEM requirements and generate benefits for all partners in the supply chain.
Electric-Hydrogen Hybrid Propulsion Systems

Faun intends to contribute to the implementation of smart city solutions in the sectors of waste disposal and city cleaning.
RFID-based Automation

RFID registration solution in the European warehouse of Mazda MLE has been successful since 2016. 2019 stands out with new extensions.
Tracking System Without PLC

Kirschenhofer Maschinen developed a production control and quality assurance system for Britax Römer using Turck's RFID tags and TBEN-S-Ethernet multiprotocol modules in conjunction with Labview – entirely without the need for a PLC.

Avery Dennison's advanced UHF RFID inlays ensure complete visibility and control of the production and logistics processes of automotive supply chain companies.
Digitised Vehicle Distribution

With a horizontal integration of vertical process optimisation, Seat pushes forward the digitisation of its outbound logistics.
Intelligent Van Manufacturing

RFID parts identification is the first building block of an initiative consisting of 20 digitization projects and aiming to achieve completely intelligent production by 2025
Tracking of New Vehicles

In addition to production, the automobile manufacturer also controls the finishing processes, vehicle preparation and shipping processes using UHF technology.
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Wireless Technologies for the Automotive Industry

Of the industrial production environments, the automotive industry is one of the fastest and most individual ones. Production options are so varied and customer-specific that almost no two finished products (cars) are the same. Online configuration on the part of the end-customer lead to a complex supply chain that is very prone to failure.

For this very reason, not only the production on site but the entire supply chain – from the individual parts and different delivery systems to the inventory and manufacture in the factory, and the eventual roll-out – has to be connected in one or several compatible networks.

All articles in this section have been selected with care to not only provide you with information about certain projects but also to give you the opportunity to find the exact fit of supplier, product, or solution for your own project.

Sensor data and monitoring

To make it possible for wireless technologies like RFID, BLE, and WLAN but also ORM to allow a flow information, production plants have to be outfitted with the right infrastructure of data carriers. Highly automated systems have to be monitored by sensors that can measure data like temperature or load, so safety and functionality can be ensured.

Heading for Industry 4.0

The goal is to automate processes in such a way production can be controlled, organised, and optimised across plants instead of within one site to improve mass production. For this to be feasible, the entire logistics process has to be optimised in such a way that delays and errors are eliminated and the risks of the just-in-time or just-in-sequence (delivery directly to the assembly line) production principles decrease. Robots and self-learning transport systems are part of the way into the Industry 4.0.

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