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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