When it comes to cars, this is not where we would expect the most technological advancements, but digital licenses plates are the future of car ownership.
After California and Arizona, Michigan has become the third state in the US to allow digital license plates, allowing drivers to register their cars electronically ad eschew the frustrating trip to the DMV.
Digital license plates are what you expect: glass covered digital displays, mounted onto a frame to fit on your car. They are equipped with computer chips and wireless communication systems and customizable through a mobile app.
On top of looking neat – and saving you the trip to the DMV – digital license plates also come with benefits. They can display Amber alerts, share important messages with other drivers and even mark your vehicle as stolen when necessary. Of course, they are also customizable so you don’t have to stick to the boring state license plate look.
However, they come at a price. Reviver Auto is the unique seller of digital license plates in the US (you can’t buy one at the DMV) at the moment. The basic version will cost you $499, while the premium version will set you back $799 for a GPS add-on. And that’s not it. On top of the upfront cost (+ installation), a subscription fee of $7 will be charged monthly for their usage.
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