According to a publication of the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, the National Traffic Department (Denatran) informed vehicles will receive an ID chip in order to transmit information in real time. The implementation of this chip (2011) promises to prevent theft and to organize traffic in the Brazilian streets.
The Siniav System (Automatic Vehicle Identification), is the placement of chips in cars, motorcycles, buses and trucks across the country, they emit a signal to antennas, which transmit the information to the traffic department of each state.
“Rio and Sao Paulo are already working with this advanced system. Santa Catarina (south) and Rio Grande do Norte (northeast) are also using it. The other states are still adjusting,” said Dario Thobe, technical coordinator of Sniav.
States and municipalities across the country have already started installing the necessary infrastructure.
For the program’s functionality, 20,000 DBEN antennas must be installed throughout the country—3,000 in Sao Paulo and 2,000 in Rio de Janeiro—.
The chip will store the registration number, chassis, it will also control the payment of fines and taxes, it will detect the vehicle’s location and improve traffic management. It will be mandatory since 2014.