: Bar Codes on rear/side windows...?



CharlieB
11-14-12, 01:19 AM
Just wondering...they're not rental car bar codes...I'm kinda confused as to what they are. They aren't QR Codes either. Any insight?

talismandave
11-14-12, 02:15 AM
I seem to remember having heard some years ago that you could get that done aftermarket to make the parts traceable and therefore less valuable to thieves. Not sure though.

Aron9000
11-14-12, 02:50 AM
I know that my Lexus has a VIN sticker on every body panel. Its a special type of sticker that you basically have to sand off and repaint to remove all traces of it. Supposed to reduce theft and make stolen parts easier to track. For second hand buyers its a real easy way to tell if the car has been wrecked.

Submariner409
11-14-12, 10:07 AM
Big bar code patch - about 3 X 3 ? Automatic toll checker.

Some (E Z Pass) use a transponder mounted near the inside rear view mirror.

CharlieB
11-14-12, 11:39 AM
I should have specified, sorry, it's generally on the rear passenger (or rear portion if a coupe) side window, it's literally a barcode of sorts. It's some 3 X 3 perhaps? Submariner, could that be it?

Submariner409
11-14-12, 04:51 PM
That's what it IS. Toll credit card.

OffThaHorseCEO
12-04-12, 04:27 PM
i was told by HITMONEY (once a member here with an awesome black DTS) that it was used to gain entry into gated type communities or gated apartment complexes. As you drive in, the barcode is scanned which verifies at least the vehicle if not the owner and grants entry

EcSTSatic
12-04-12, 04:50 PM
Would a Smartphone or tablet with a barcode reader app tell you what it says? I'm loading a QR/Barecode app on my new Samsung 10 Note tablet. Even business cards are showing up with coding these days.

CharlieB
12-05-12, 06:36 PM
Hey guys, I found out what it was...I live near the town of Long Beach, NY and they use those "barcodes" to cross one of the bridges leading out of town. It's like an EZ Pass.