Radio Frequency Identification Licensing System for Motor Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,704.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DTRT57-10-C-10037
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRT57-10-C-10037
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
10.1-NH2
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Thinkify LLC
18450 Technology Drive, suite E, MORGAN HILL, CA, 95037
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
027675948
Principal Investigator:
Curt Carrender
Engineer
(408) 782-7111
curt@thinkify.com
Business Contact:
Peter Soule
Director
(408) 782-7111
curt@thinkify.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports year over year increases in motorcycle fatalities and accidents over the past ten years.  Of these:

·         2/3s of the deaths were related to excessive speed and loss of operator control

·         60% of deaths occurred at night or with poor visibility

·         Approximately 30% were not properly licensed

·         A majority had excessive blood alcohol levels

With a higher probability of flight risks and officer evasion, may police departments have adopted strict guidelines for engagement including “no pursuit” policies for motorcyclists that make apprehension and identification nearly impossible.

To assist Police departments with identification and apprehension, an in-vehicle system is needed that will allow a patrol office to identify a motorcyclists at distance and speed.  This will improve traffic control, officer safety, and violator apprehension.  An RFID system, will help law enforcement personnel make motorcycle riders safer.

An RFID-enabled license plate and reader interface in patrol cars, will allow greater flexibility and improvements in enforcement.  Furthermore, a hands free system shall be capable of a “write” operation to “mark” a license plate that evade officers by use of conventional means.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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