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RFID solutions for car and bike sharing

As a provider of car and bike sharing, you have your finger on the pulse in many cities around the world. To ensure lasting satisfaction among your customers, you need reliable systems – for instance, to identify who is unlocking and using which city bike or cars. An RFID solution will give you valuable tracking data and let you link the system to payment and member administration systems.

And your customers will also notice the convenience of RFID: Membership, rental, return and payment are secure, uncomplicated and reliable.

Discover why ELATEC delivers the optimal solution

Your benefits at a glance

To effectively provide share services for bikes and cars, you need a technical partner you can depend on: The partner has to make sure vehicles can be rented quickly and easily, that the technology at the rental/return station works, that all related software systems are running soundly and that they can respond quickly when it's time to adopt new technologies or changes to the business model.

You can count on ELATEC – even for international business, because our devices are multifrequency capable and communicate with more than 60 standards: That reduces complexity and saves money.

How you benefit from RFID with ELATEC for renting bikes and cars


If you are active in the commuter market, your customers can share the same card to rent vehicles that they use for local public transport.


Whether you work with a membership or subscription model or calculate per ride: An RFID solution can be seamlessly integrated in your backend systems for user administration and payment.


With RFID, the rental and return process is very convenient for your customers: It is easy, secure and fast. More and more often, people prefer using an app or smartphone.


If you operate in areas where smartphones aren’t allowed or coverage is poor, RFID is the perfect solution because it also works with cards. That means you will get the solution that suits your overall conditions.

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Because ELATEC is always there for you. With precise needs analysis and comprehensive support so you get the optimal solution for your requirements. With technical expertise for implementing your individual system landscape. With instant, competent responses when you have questions or need advice. And with a unique support portfolio in operation. Worldwide. Promised.


Because ELATEC offers a universal, unique solution package consisting of a product, software and service that works worldwide and gives you maximum flexibility. We’ll work with you to set up everything as it suits your current needs. When changes become necessary, the solution is easy to modify. You can do it yourself or let our experts help. Fast, secure and often remotely, if the infrastructure allows it. It’s trouble-free either way. And highly efficient. Right from the start. And in the future.

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Time-to-Market is getting more and more important for our customers.

The products of ELATEC help to reduce the Time-to-Market of our customers significantly as well as reducing design inrisk for the engineer as well.

Jürgen Schröder

Senior Product Manager NFC Infrastructure, NXP

You have questions. We have answers.

How do RFID readers work?

When you use an RFID reader, it produces an alternating magnetic field at a frequency of 125 / 134.2 kHz (low frequency) or 13.56 MHz (high frequency). This field supplies energy to one or more transponder (media) located in its range. At the same time, data is exchanged between the reader and transponder through this field.

What can I use RFID systems for?

There are many potential uses for RFID technologies. Do you need technology-based personal identification (e.g. employee ID, personal ID, passport)? Not a problem with RFID! RFID is also a reliable solution for the identification of animals, contactless payments, time recording and physical access control (e.g. doors, turnstiles, lockers, ski lifts). And that’s nowhere near everything: Other potential applications include product identification, product protection (e.g. theft prevention), goods tracking, lifecycle management, Internet of Things (or IoT), fleet management and car or bike sharing.

How does RFID benefit me?

When you use RFID transponders, one of the benefits is that they don’t need visual contact to be read or written. RFID gives you a comparatively wear-free technology. For instance, there are no contacts that deteriorate (neither in the reader nor the transponder). This eliminates scanning problems that can occur with the contact-based credit cards or magnet stripe cards. Unlike printed barcodes, you can also write information to many RFID tags. RFID is also capable of withstanding environmental conditions like the wind, weather, UV radiation, soiling and chemicals. RFID also provides a scalable degree of security (e.g., from simple read-only tags to high security transponders tested by EAL/common-criteria).


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