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100,000 “Smart” License Plates May Be Hitting U.S. Roads Next Year

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  • Reviver’s digital license plates have wireless connectivity, allowing them to display instantly updated registration information and much more.
  • The company plans to release 100,000 of these plates to select states in 2018.
  • However, one element of the world’s favorite form of transportation has remained relatively unchanged for the past century: the license plate.
  • It is capable of wireless connectivity, allowing it to displaying instantly updated registration information as well as individualized plate styles, Amber alerts, and more.
  • The option to personalize license plates will also be tantalizing to some car owners, as it will allow drivers to update their plate to support various causes, or simply show their styles in different ways.

Reviver’s digital license plates have wireless connectivity, allowing them to display instantly updated registration information and much more.

Reviver’s digital license plates have wireless connectivity, allowing them to display instantly updated registration information and much more. The company plans to release 100,000 of these plates to select states in 2018.

For the last few years, our cars have been undergoing a transformation. Tesla has pioneered autopilot and fully-electronic technology. Automobiles that can fly have become publicly available and ready for worldwide testing.

However, one element of the world’s favorite form of transportation has remained relatively unchanged for the past century: the license plate. Since 1903, this thin metal tag for identifying cars and their registered owners has represented a time capsule of Roosevelt-era technology and regulatory structure.

Enter the Reviver license plate (rPlate), which has the appearance of a Kindle tablet turned horizontally. It is capable of wireless connectivity, allowing it to displaying instantly updated registration information as well as individualized plate styles, Amber alerts, and more. About 100,000 of these plates are scheduled to hit roads in select states next year.

The ability to instantly update registration status means that constantly updating stickers could be a thing of the past. It could also allow states to set up month-by-month payment options. The digital plate could also be programmed to connect with smart parking apps and services and display parking status, potentially making parking meters a thing of the past.

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100,000 “Smart” License Plates May Be Hitting U.S. Roads Next Year

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