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Murata signs Gen 4 RFID license agreement with Michelin

Murata signs Gen 4 RFID license agreement with Michelin

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By Nick Flaherty

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Murata Manufacturing has signed a significant licensing agreement with Michelin for RFID sensors in tires to meet European legislation.

The agreement allows for the integration of fourth generation Murata RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags into Michelin automotive tires for tire management, sustainability, security, and traceability.

In the future, more and more objects will be connected, in order to better trace their origins and recycling. Europe is already implementing the ESPR (Eco-design for Sustainable Products Regulation) improving the circularity of products, each of them will be issued a digital product passport (DPP) allowing their life cycle to be traced.

This will also affect tires which must contain an RFID, an essential component to obtain a DPP. In addition to guaranteeing compatibility with new European standards, this can improve logistics across the tire and automobile industry and mobility more generally.

Michelin and Murata have worked together for many years on tag technology in tires and the agreement will allow Murata to produce generation 4 RFID tire tags and integrate the tag in tires in a process patented by Michelin.

This will also be opened up to tire manufacturers around the world as it enters mass production in early 2025  as Murata will assist manufacturers implement these tags into products. Murata will continue to provide tire manufacturers with access to RFID systems based on its id-Bridge software.

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“RFID technology is a key element, in improving the efficiency and optimization of tire operations. This tag is the unique way to identify tires, from cradle to grave, in a consistent manner, thus responding to the ecological challenges of our time. Through this license, Murata and Michelin, hand in hand, are revolutionizing the tire industry, by allowing stakeholders to benefit from this technology, this agreement will open up new perspectives for the future of mobility.” said Laurent Couturier, RFID system designer at Michelin.

“Michelin is one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers and this partnership will help to produce solutions capable of overcoming significant challenges that exist within the global tire market, allowing for further advancements in operation efficiency and supply chain reliability,” said Tetsuo Kawakatsu, Director of RFID Business Department at Murata.

ISO26262

Murata Manufacturing has now obtained ISO 26262 Automotive Functional Safety certification for its development process from the third-party German certifier SGS-TÜV Saar. The certification affirms that Murata’s development process for hardware, software, and integrated systems aligns with the highest level of functional safety as defined by ISO 26262 – Automotive Safety Integrity Level D (ASIL D). With this certification, products, such as communication modules and sensors, that adhere to this rigorous development process will guarantee the highest level of functional safety.

rfid.michelin.com; www.murata.com

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