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Dubai to Develop ‘Digital License Plates’
« on: April 10, 2018, 08:27:44 pm »

Linked to GPS systems, emergency responders can be immediately notified in the event of a crash.

Dubai, the gleaming capital city of the United Arab Emirates, has already made headlines for its development of taxi drones and flying police, but a new technological development reported today is aimed at standard motor vehicles.

The United Kingdom’s Mirror newspaper reports the city is planning to develop digital license plates that could be connected to GPS transmitters in their respective cars to automatically report emergencies. The report states:

“The plates would … inform not only emergency services and the police in the event of an accident, but also other road users to warn them of traffic disruption. Sultan Abdullah al-Marzouqi, the head of the Vehicle Licensing Department at Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority, said that the plates will make life easier for drivers in Dubai.

“The digital number plates would be synced up to a user's account so that any outstanding parking fees, road fines or license plate renewals would be automatically deducted. The plates could also change to display a special alert or some other form of warning if they're stolen.”

The report notes there are potential privacy concerns with the technology but doesn’t elaborate. It also doesn’t suggest if such technology is under consideration in Western countries despite its obvious potential in “smart transportation” systems.

According to the report, license plates are now undergoing a trial run through November to determine how they will react to Dubai’s desert climate. It’s unclear how soon they might be rolled out to all vehicles.

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