Dieter Bohn
The Verge
September 7, 2013

A bill is headed to California governor Jerry Brown’s desk that would authorize a pilot program that would allow a tiny fraction of vehicles in the state to switch to electronic license plates.

As Ars Technica reports, the bill has passed both the Assembly and the Senate, and is meant to test out whether “alternatives to the stickers, tabs, license plates, and registration cards” usually used by the DMV could result in cost savings for the state.

The new plates could theoretically display relevant information like whether tags are expired, Amber alerts, or even “Stolen” warnings — such updates could be sent wirelessly to the vehicle.

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