RFID tracks Japanese kids
YOKOHAMA CITY, Japan--AeroScout, Nissan Motors, NTT Data, and ITS Communications are combining to test a system in Yokohama City, Japan, whereby students within a 1.5-mile radius of a city school will be tracked via RFID, reported RFID Journal.
Using AeroScout's T2 battery-powered tags with call buttons, the program is known as i-Safety, and can trace a child to within roughly 30 feet of his or her actual location. Also, tags are being fitted into certain Nissan vehicles. Should a car come within range of a student, a voice warning will sound in the car, alerting the driver that a child is nearby.
When that call button is pressed, parents receive a message on their cell phones, along with a map showing the child's location.