Monday, June 21, 2010

California License Plates May Go Digital

Someone watched Blade Runner and Minority Report too many times.

    Imagine ad-blaring license plates

    NBC San Diego -

    California drivers may soon come bumper to bumper with the latest product of the digital age: ad-blaring license plates.

    State lawmakers are considering a bill allowing the state to begin researching the use of electronic license plates for vehicles.

    The device would mimic a standard license plate when the vehicle is moving but would switch to digital messages when it is stopped for more than four seconds in traffic or at a red light.

    In emergencies, the plates could be used to broadcast Amber Alerts or traffic information.

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