CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — A universal ISO standard for radio frequency identification (RFID) tire tags is expected to be available by year-end 2019, according to Pierre Loiret, a Group Michelin executive who oversees industrial standards and government regulations at Michelin.
Mr. Loiret also is a co-convenor on the ISO TC31 WG10 working group tasked with drawing up the standard.
Roughly 60 experts from Austria, Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and U.S. are providing input to the working group.
Since an update in February, Mr. Loiret said some delays had occurred on two of the four texts – CD 20911 [Embedding methods for RFID tire tags] and CD 20912 [Testing methods for RFID].
“There was some more discussion at CD [committee draft] stage for both texts: the documents will be sent for CD ballot in October,” he explained in a written update to European Rubber Journal, a United Kingdom-based sister publication of Tire Business.
“We are expecting a positive voting for the end of the year and then being able to publish the ISO 20909 [RFID tire tags] and 20910 [Coding for RFID tire tags] in the first half of 2019 and ISO 20911 and 20912 in the second half,” Mr. Loiret said.
Geneva, Switzerland-based ISO — International Organization for Standards — is an independent, non-governmental international organization and with a membership of 162 national standards bodies.
Michelin North America Inc. has been building RFID tags into its commercial truck tires and retreads that can help users track the tire throughout its lifecycle, including retreading.
Initially the sensors' data storage is limited to being a unique identifier for each tire, but Michelin said it will continue to add the capability to store and transmit additional data around different operating parameters with subsequent generations of RFID sensors.