Radio Frequency Identification Licensing System for Motor Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-10-C-10037
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-10-C-10037
Amount: $99,704.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: 101NH2
Solicitation Number: DTRT5710RSBIR1
Small Business Information
18450 Technology Drive, suite E, MORGAN HILL, CA, 95037
DUNS: 27675948
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Curt Carrender
 (408) 782-7111
Business Contact
 Peter Soule
Title: Director
Phone: (408) 782-7111
Research Institution


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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