Digital License Plates Can Track A Fleet’s Mileage And Electricity Use
Companies and consumers could use the experimental Rplates to track mileage, register a vehicle and monitor energy use
Motor vehicle company Reviver Auto has created digital license plates called Rplates, and California is the first state to test them out. According to Book of Joe, the technology used on these plates is the same as that in the Amazon’s Kindle, providing clear letters and numbers on a larger scale.
Rplates have the ability to send information about a driver’s location (along with a personal message), pay tolls and electronically register a vehicle. Drivers can also receive details about road closures while they are in route.
While the above has applications for consumers on the road, these plates could also help companies like Amazon and UPS track their drivers. Managers can get notified about a company truck’s progress and if it ventures outside of a delegated route. These plates can also report how much electricity and mileage is used on a given trip to help with future maintenance.
Customers can only find Rplates in California so far, priced at $699 (plus $7 monthly fee). Currently, they are only permitted on the car’s rear side. Arizona is said to be trying these plates on a trial basis, and there are plans to expand in other markets, like Texas and Florida, later this year.
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