Dubai’s Smart License Plates Display Urgent Messages

Apr 19, 2018

New license plate technology being put to the test in Dubai could benefit drivers but not be too helpful to car thieves. Among their myriad high-tech features, the plates can flash the word “stolen” in lieu of a registration number to quickly notify authorities.

The digital plates go by the name of Tag 2 Connect and will be put to the test next month through November by the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The head of the RTA, Sultan Abdullah al-Marzouqui, explained to Khaleej Times  that theft alert is just one of many useful features of the plates. The Tag 2 Connect plates will also be able to display information about traffic congestion, update driver’s about road conditions and provide warnings about accidents.

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