Starting this month, California drivers can install digital license plates on their vehicles. The new law, AB 984, was authored by Assembly member Lori Wilson and signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 5. The first-of-its-kind pilot program was established in the state back in 2018 and included 175,000 participants.
Now, millions of licensed drivers can install tech-savvy hardware. The digital plate is created by Reviver and utilizes an electronic ink-style display, similar to those found on an e-reader.
The digital license plate has a number of advantages over the traditional metal one. For one, it’s much harder to steal. The plates are also connected to the California DMV database, so if a car is stolen or involved in an Amber Alert, the plate can be quickly deactivated. Additionally, the digital plates can be used to display information such as parking reminders or handicap accessibility.
If you’re a California driver interested in installing a digital license plate, you can head to the Reviver website and purchase one. The battery-powered option is available for all vehicles. If you choose this option, installation is a breeze–you can do it yourself! Plus, the batteries are replaceable and only need to be replaced once every five years. The monthly fee for this model is just $19.95.
So if you’re looking for a way to upgrade your ride and take advantage of the latest technology, digital license plates may be the way to go. California drivers can now legally install digital license plates on their vehicles, thanks to a new law that was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct.
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