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Development and implementation of an advanced automobile parking navigation platform
先進車輛停泊導航平台的設計和實施

Project Period

1 May 2012 – 30 April 2014

Introduction

Limited land space and huge number of cars are persistent problems in Hong Kong. At the same time, the Hong Kong Government has been promoting green transportation and electric vehicles as solutions to reduce greenhouse gases emissions generated by motorized vehicles. However, due to the low transparency of public parking service information, it is difficult for drivers to find the right parking spot at the same time, in the right location with the right services, such as a parking space with a charging facility for electric vehicles - the four “Right” requirements.

In recent years, Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network (WSAN), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Near Field Communication (NFC), Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud services have emerged as the new technologies that can be applied to improve public parking services. However, due to the substantial R&D and implementation costs required, cost-effective solutions of such applications are yet to be developed in Hong Kong.

This project aims to develop and implement an Advanced Automobile Parking Navigation Platform and the related hardware and software, through integration of different technologies, such as RFID, WSAN, NFC, IoT and Cloud Computing. On completion of this project, a cost effective approach for automobile parking will be developed and implemented to enhance the effectiveness of parking spaces utilization and to improve management of the related services.

 

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Development and implementation of an RFID-based solution and an intelligent eSecurity device for physical asset, container and fleet management
基於RFID技術及適用於資產、集裝箱及車隊管理的智能電子安全裝備之設計和實施

Project Period

1 April 2008 – 30 September 2010

Introduction

RFID and electronic seal (e-seal) technologies can facilitate and enhance current logistics operations, mainly in land border control, customs clearance operations, etc. Currently these kinds of technologies are not matured to support total automation in logistics operations and achieve supply chain visibility.

This project aims to develop an intelligent eSecurity device and the related software modules and middleware, through integration of different logistics enabling technologies, such as RFID, GPS, Bluetooth, wireless network and sensors. This device can be applied in different applications especially in e-seal, cargo control and physical asset management. In additional, an intelligent eSecurity device based software package will be developed for information exchange and automation management. The software will have the capability to connect with public information sharing platforms such as On Board Truck Information System (OBTIS) to share real time logistics and physical asset information. On completion of this project, a cost effective and extensible intelligent eSecurity device and its related management system will be made available to improve logistics automations and achieve real time event reporting, management, analysis, and resource optimization.

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The development of RFID-based business solutions for counterfeit prevention, physical asset management (PAM) and commercial applications
開發應用於防偽、有形資產管理及商業應用的射頻識別技術及解決方案

Project Period

1 May 2005 – 31 October 2007

Introduction

Our project focuses on the development of commercial applications of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in counterfeit prevention and physical asset management. These applications involve the tracking and manipulation of data carried by RFID tags. In the anti-counterfeit applications, a cost effective package will be developed for both manufacturers and retailers. This package includes RFID readers and middleware for use in high-value-added products such as pharmaceutical products, garments and cosmetics. An RFID-enabled Point-of-Sale (POS) system supported by the EPC (Electronic Product Code) network will also be developed. The RFID technologies can also be used for tracking the mobile physical assets of companies. The data stored in the tag together with the appropriate sensors embedded in expensive equipment, machines, or other physical assets can be used for condition monitoring and fault prognosis.

Project Objectives

The objectives of this project are:

  • To develop cost-effective anti-counterfeit solution packages for manufacturers and retailers
  • To develop an EPC enabled Point-of-Sale (POS) system with an RFID reader running in parallel with a barcode reader
  • To develop RFID applications for tracking the location and health of mobile or remote assets
  • To disseminate and transfer the know-how to the local industry through seminars, exhibitions, workshops, international publications and small-scale trial runs in a number of selected reference sites

Technologies to be developed

  • An RFID-enabled product authentication solution accessable by the consumers
  • An Security enhancement with current counterfeit prevention flow
  • Integration of global standards on anti-counterfeit information (e.g. EPCglobal)
  • Prognostics Algorithms that support RFID-enabled Physical Asset Management (PAM))
  • A Smart RFID-based Device-to-Business (D2B) System

 

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