Kumho fits RFID tags in half-finished tires
Kumho Tire has started applying radio-frequency identification (RFID) system on ‘half-finished’ tires since June 16, the Korean tire maker said in a statement. “We are now using an IoT-based (Internet-of-Things) production and distribution integrated management system to apply RFID system on our half-finished products,” said Kumho, claiming that this was a world-first in the industry. Kumho said it had started fitting RFID tags on complete bus and truck tires manufactured in its Gwangju and Gokseong sites in Korea and for original equipment tires in 2013. The tags have been fitted on complete passenger tires since late last year.