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Auto Industry Plans Aggressive RFID Use

The automotive, consumer goods, and transportation and logistics industries will lead the way in implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology solutions over the next year, according to new research commissioned by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA, www.comptia.org), an industry trade group based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Just over one-half of more than 500 organizations surveyed in North America have either completed RFID implementations or plan to do so within the next 12 months. This includes companies that are evaluating, pilot testing, implementing or currently using RFID.

Among specific industry sectors, the most aggressive adoption of RFID is planned in the automotive industry, where 59 percent of companies surveyed said they will deploy the technology over the next 12 months. The consumer goods industry and the transportation and logistics sectors were close behind, at 58 percent each.

CompTIA commissioned consulting firm Frost & Sullivan (www.frost.com) to evaluate the growth potential of the North American RFID market.

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