Electronice Vehicle Identification  

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Within the UK, all vehicles are marked with a unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) allocated by the manufacturer and a Vehicle Registration Mark (VRM) allocated by the DVLA. The identification of the VIN requires close proximity to the vehicle, while the key identifier at a distance is the VRM, as displayed on the front and rear number plates of all vehicles.

The major problem at the moment however, is that an increasing amount of people are cloning vehicle ID’s illegally, by attaching unauthorised number plates to stolen or illegally used vehicles. The police are currently using Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras and equipment to combat the problem, but it is still proving not to be the perfect solution.

The Solution

The MotorTag Electronic Vehicle Identification solution was developed as a result of a request by the DVLA.

The DVLA initiated a trial to fit an Electronic Registration Tag (ERT) to number plates, which should potentially simplify the identification of individual vehicles, while it should also reduce the practice of vehicle cloning, effectively creating an Electronic Number Plate (ENP).

The DVLA based their ideal ENP solution on positively and accurately identifying a vehicle under the following conditions:

  1. A vehicle travelling at 100 mph.
  2. At distances in excess of 100m for travelling vehicles.
  3. At distances below 10m for static vehicles with handheld readers.

System Overview

The RFID Centre was solely selected to provide the physical electronic number plates, the necessary reading equipment, a back office system and a system for logging and displaying the results of the tests, which was delivered to the DVLA.

The RFID Centre provided 4 distinctly different solutions, based on different RFID frequencies and standards. In addition, the solutions were packaged in both number plate and tax disc formats.

The system was trialled in conjunction with four police forces across the UK and turned out to be hugely successful. The DVLA project team was extremely satisfied with these results and composed a report to the Minister of State for Transport, Dr Stephen Ladyman, who is using the results to inform the parliamentary debate on the utilisation of technology in vehicle identification and enforcement.

A copy of the report can be viewed at: http://www.dvla.gov.uk/media/pdf/other/enp_report.pdf

Key Features

The MotorTag EVI System offers a range of specific key features, dependant on the individual implementation.

Hardware Configuration

The MotorTag EVI system is available in various options, including:

  • Electronic Number Plates
  • Electronic Tax Discs
  • Stationary Reader Infrastructure
  • Portable and Mobile Readers

System Flexibility

Participating authorities have the ability to customise the system to their own unique requirements. The database and all other applications can be tailored to capture and display any chosen information, while integrating with any existing system.


Application Possibilities

The MotorTag EVI system can be used in a host of different possible applications, including:

  • Access Control
  • Vehicle Identification and Validation
  • Parking and Permit Enforcement
  • Electronic Toll Collection
  • Electronic Insurance Validation
  • Electronic MOT Test Certificates
  • Electronic Vehicle Excise Tax

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