Feb 09, 2022
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology began appearing on railcars in the mid-1980s. It only took approximately a decade for this technology to become a convenient option to a standard used today in various forms. For a long time, technology was only connected to retail. Now, you can find RFID technology in nearly all facets of life. In particular, the uses for RFID in the transportation sector are skyrocketing, and this technology has made life easier and safer. When it comes to managing railways, RFID technology helps inefficient asset management, increased customer service, reduced human error, and decreased operational costs. The simple and inexpensive addition of RFID technology allows today’s rails to be more dependable than ever.
RFID Railway Management
There are many different applications for RFID technology when it comes to railways. They all can increase productivity and safety for both the rolling stocks and the people in and around each train. Each application gives a deeper understanding of what the rolling stock and other assets have endured during its time on the rails and allows people to understand when it may need to be refurbished or removed from service. Here are some of the most commonly used railway management applications. 
Whenever RFID technology is placed into a railway system, it provides greater transparency about what is going on. This offers several benefits to the people using the railways and those managing them. It allows everyone to ensure that each rolling stock is where it should be, holding what it should have and going where needed. The technology helps provide an extra layer of protection for all people involved with this process.
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