[telecom] Fwd: California poised to implement first electronic license plates

California poised to implement first electronic license plates Cops, license plate readers are obsolete. You can now track us closer.

by Cyrus Farivar Sept 6 2013 Ars Technica

This week, the California State Senate approved a bill that would create the nation's first electronic license plate. Having already passed the state's assembly, the bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for his signature.

The idea is that rather than have a static piece of printed metal adorned with stickers to display proper registration, the plate would be a screen that could wirelessly (likely over a mobile data network) receive updates from a central server to display that same information. In an example shown by a South Carolina vendor, messages such as "STOLEN," "EXPIRED," or something similar could also be displayed on a license plate.


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