Cars in China to be Tracked Via RFID Next Year

Cars in China to be Tracked Via RFID Next Year

A recent report revealed the Chinese government’s plan to track all new cars via radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips starting next year.

The government says that the plan, which will initially be voluntary this year until its full implementation in 2019, is mainly for the purpose of easing congestion in Beijing. The information collected from the cars will also be used to monitor and manage pollution and public security.

While the program is expected to boost China’s domestic chip industry, it also increases the government’s surveillance in one of the most policed countries in the world.

Source: Asian Correspondent

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