Joint Automotive Industy (JAI), rejects EPC for RFID

15 March 2006

The global automotive industry, through their collaborative Joint Automtive Industry (JAI), has recently released their position statement on the use of ePC in automotive RFID applications. JAI is a joint initiative within the global automotive industry, and is comprised of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), Japan Automotive Manufacturers Association Inc. (JAMA), Japan Auto Parts Industries Association (JAPIA), Odette International Ltd. and Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR).

The statement declines to recommend usage of ePC and further recognizes the importance of open standards. In an open letter advising of the position statement, John Canvin, Managing Director of Odette states: "We are collectively not prepared to recommend the usage of ePC or give any endorsement to it and will always work towards open standards."

The full statement can be downloaded HERE .

For additional information contact:
Kirk Kikirekov
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