Everyone is jumping on board with QR Barcodes for Auto and Car Stickers. How they use them will be interesting, because as of today, the general consumer has only been given access to a QR Barcode that links to another website with basic information. Even the government is jumping on board in an effort to stay current with technology.
The EPA & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will update their current label or Window Sticker. Most people recognize the current label (or “window sticker”) by the gas tank graphic and city and highway Miles Per Gallon (MPG) information.
This label or window sticker will provided consumers with simple, straightforward energy and environmental comparisons across all vehicles types, including electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and conventional gasoline/diesel vehicles. The agencies are incorporating new information, such as ratings on fuel economy, greenhouse gas emissions, and other air pollutants, onto the label as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. A Sample of the label is found at their website.
As gleamed from their website expected release date or implementation is not firm but in general you may start seeing it in 2012.
As for QR Barcodes that truly provide information consumers really want, i.e. pricing, reliability, features, and many more, look to the Quick Display Network (QDN) by Dealer Uplink. They are not just generating a QR bar code, but can, in a matter of seconds take an auto dealership’s entire inventory and give a consumer a glimpse into making a real buying decisions, while tracking and generating leads from those scans. Technology sure has changed and its benefiting all of us.