INNOVATIVE CAR SHARING BUSINESS MODEL ENABLED BY RFID IDENTITY AUTHENTICATION AND ACCESS CONTROL
Major car sharing company ensures success with RFID. ELATEC solution provides the required versatility, durability and obsolescence protection.
A major international car sharing company required a vehicle access control solution to enable a simplified reservation process, assured vehicle security, and a single part number for a RFID card reader that works for car sharing locations and systems globally.
Supporting multiple and evolving access control technologies, ease of integration and absolute reliability were key concerns for the company, while maintaining convenience and security for drivers. The company needed to provide user authentication and secure unlocking of the car for the customer.
RFID was determined to be the most secure and cost-effective solution over magnetic stripe, bar code and biometric alternatives. Using ELATEC RFID card reader technology, the company provided newly registered customers a permanent RFID card for access to their vehicles, eliminating both the need for a rental agent and for car keys to be physically issued to the driver.
The ELATEC TWN4 card reader was selected for its versatility in supporting more than 60 RFID technologies, ensuring compatibility with multiple, different car sharing systems requiring integration as a result of numerous acquisitions worldwide. This single-part-number solution ensures the correct card reader is installed in the finished product. And as the TWN4 card reader is remotely programmable, adding additional RFID technologies or modifying card reader behavior is easily done with remote communication, eliminating the need for expensive and time-consuming touch labor.
ELATEC is a world leader in identity authentication and access control solutions. Its multifunctional designs support LF and HF frequencies, Near-Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).