Thursday, June 13, 2013
Are electronic license plates in our future? South Carolina is about to find out...
According to AutoBlog, South Carolina is considering a proposal to have its state issued vehicles take part in a new electronic license plate pilot program. The plates use the same type of electronic paper technology as the Amazon Kindle, and only need power when the display is changed.
Electronic plates can be updated by the DMV using a cellular connection to display new registration dates, change the letters/ numbers, and flash messages such as "stolen" or "suspended" in contrasting colors. Power would be generated by the vehicles vibrations as it drives, or by attaching a special solar film over the plate. The developers aim to get the cost of the plates down to around $100.
What do you think of South Carolina's proposed electronic plates?