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Long-range driver-based vehicle identification

Today’s market for long-range automatic vehicle identification (AVI) is undergoing rapid change. Historically, AVI has its roots in providing convenience for the driver as they access a parking garage or a gate entrance. The ability to have the barrier or gate open automatically without the need for the driver to open the window has great appeal in situations of inclement weather and also serves as a means of reducing congestion and establishing fast and convenient entry and exit

Lock and Key Combination - The ever increasing need for a simple way to track the driver credential and potentially the vehicle identification as a lock and key combination, has paved the way for a new philosophy which dictates that a vehicle can never be left with an active AVI access credential present unless occupied by an authorised driver. A driver-based AVI tag is made up of two components: an in-vehicle card reader/transmitter and a personnel credential, such as a contactless building access card. The in-vehicle reader will read the building access card and “boost” the signal to an external reader at ranges up to 33 feet (11 metres), which will allow plenty of time for the back-end security controller to activate the barrier or gate opening prior to the time the vehicle arrives. The Booster device will, in effect, act as the lock and the building access card as the key. In some cases, the booster will contain its own embedded vehicle ID, giving the backend the ability to immediately match the right driver with the right vehicle.

No Trojan Horses - Removal of the driver ID is ensured as this credential is required for building access once the driver leaves his vehicle, leaving only the booster in the vehicle, which in itself cannot activate the barrier or gate opening. This is why unauthorised people cannot use an autorised car as a “Trojan horse”.


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