DYNAMIC PARTS AUTHENTICATION™ (DPA) SOLUTION PROTECTS AUTOMOTIVE COMPANIES FROM COUNTERFEIT SPARE PARTS BY USING NFC TECHNOLOGY TO HELP AUTHENTICATE GENUINE CAR SPARE PARTS.
Counterfeiting costs the automotive industry $36.9 billion annually. This type of counterfeiting is particularly dangerous for consumers because it often has to do with the manufacture and sale of sub-standard spare parts. This situation also impacts honest car repair businesses, which have difficulty competing against unscrupulous repair shops using cheaper, sub-standard car parts in a price-sensitive business. Eventually, counterfeiting’s impact translates to lower wages and lost jobs for auto mechanics and higher prices for consumers. Genuine spare car parts reduce accidents and keep cars running safely and reliably.
Sasken Technologies and Confidex teamed up to solve the counterfeit spare parts problem. They developed the Dynamic Parts Authentication™ (DPA) solution to protect automotive companies from counterfeit spare parts by using NFC to help authenticate that a spare car part is genuine. The solution enables car parts to be linked to the DPA system using Confidex Links NFC™ tags. The NFC tags can be customized for different types of spare parts. This enables the now cloud-connected spare parts to be traced and guaranteed as genuine, authentic parts.
The DPA solution ensures that car repair businesses and their customers get genuine parts and safe vehicles leaving the shop.
“The DPA solution is truly a life-saving solution and a valuable addition to the automotive supply chain. NFC is a critical piece of the overall solution. By using NFC, we were able to make the use of our system secure, easy to be implemented and specific for each spare part,” says Jayasimha Holkal, Senior Architect, Sasken Technologies.
Paul Broekhuizen, EVP of Confidex Smart Industries, tells: “Confidex is committed to design and manufacture high quality NFC products in cooperation with our partners and we see it as one of the growing technologies making industrial markets smarter and more efficient”.