Using wireless RF (radio frequency) tags attached to fuel tanks, SmartFuel from SCI International matches vehicle, driver and fuel before it allows pumps to operate. The automated system then uses RF technology to wirelessly transfer fuel and vehicle information from the pump to a fleet manager's office computer, where it can be used to generate usage reports.
The system, which is claimed to be maintenance-free after installation, can be installed on both electronic and mechanical fuel pumps. SCI says that unlike wired fuel management systems, its RF system is unaffected by voltage fluctuations or lightning storms.
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