HARTING has developed an RFID system that allows electric trams or buses to operate without overhead electric wiring in areas where it would be unacceptably obtrusive (in historic town centres, for example) or where it might cause interference to sensitive equipment.
The use of RFID enables a vehicle to detect the location of a charging station in advance or to determine which operating mode it is permitted to drive in. The result is that inner cities free of overhead wires can now become a reality.
HARTING Ha-VIS RFID systems are robust and reliable wireless devices that permit approach detection to a charging station with positioning accuracy of better than 50 cm. In addition, the RFID transponder contains information on the authorised operating mode. The RFID transponder may be mounted on a platform, on the track or at a stop, even within concrete to protect from vandalism.