Wireless communication devices like RFID tags are becoming prevalent in our tech-filled world. If you’re wondering, what are RFID Tags and how they’re used, then here are four everyday usage applications you should know.

4 RFID Tag Applications in Everyday Life

Tolls, Highways, and Public Transport

Radio frequency identification allows vehicles to pass through road tolls without having to stop and exchange money in the process. ETCs, or electronic toll collection systems simply scan the tag as the car passes by and automatically deduct the toll fee from the associated account. In similar instances, subways and buses allow passengers to pass through checkpoints by putting out their payment cards or transport passes.

Item and Pet Tracking

RFIDs have the ability to communicate via radio waves and short read ranges to determine where they are, which comes in handy when you want to track inventory, pets, or animals. A farmer, for instance, can use tags to identify animals and get important data such as pedigree, age, medical details, and more.

This technology can play a huge role in companies that have some form of logistics, inventory, and warehouse aspects. Knowing how many items there are at a glance can prove to be helpful in client-facing situations.

Amusement Parks and Sporting Events

Amusement parks and stadiums offer greater convenience when they upgrade to RFID technology. RFID eliminates having to swipe or scan in rides, and long wait lines in sporting events such as football, soccer, and more. This goes both ways and gives the business owners a rich data source they can use to improve their rides and facilities.

Car Rentals

Car rental companies can get a nice boost in customer convenience by allowing returning vehicles to be parked at any spot. RFID complements GPS well– passive RFID tags can provide on-the-lot tracking while GPS can cover the same features in longer distances.

iLounge author Lucy Bennett

Lucy Bennett is a Contributing Editor at iLounge. She has been writing about Apple and technology for over six years. Prior to joining iLounge, Lucy worked as a writer for several online publications.