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RayZ28 06-18-2013 05:18 PM

E-License Plates?
 
Saw this story about the possibility of getting e-license plates going in SC.. as far as the anti-theft and reducing the visits to dmv sounds like a plus.. but i can only imagine the price for these things.. here's the story..

http://www.itworld.com/security/3613...used-track-you

The Stig 06-18-2013 05:31 PM

Clever idea, but cost wise I'm not seeing it. Each tag would need to have access to the cell towers, which would be a monthly fee charged by the cell companies I'm guessing.

Then there's the security of the system, how long before some hacker gets in and starts changing people's plates around?

45thCamaro 06-18-2013 06:30 PM

Or changing their own plate to say whatever they want

GunnyG 06-18-2013 06:36 PM

Sounds like a great idea...I'd sell ad space to Google on mine. Change it everyday or so to recoup the cost of the plate. :sm0:

Mr_Draco 06-18-2013 06:59 PM

I saw them on CNN earlier. They reported that they are expected to go nationwide by 2020.

It's a neat idea but I'm not seeing it actually being feasible. Besides the security aspect, how are they expecting to power them on current vehicles? Batteries? Require the owners to take them in every night and charge them up? I can see them being required on future vehicles that have a wiring harness built in and designed for it, but for older vehicles I don't think so.

Angrybird 12 06-18-2013 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RayZ28 (Post 6686234)
Saw this story about the possibility of getting e-license plates going in SC.. as far as the anti-theft and reducing the visits to dmv sounds like a plus.. but i can only imagine the price for these things.. here's the story..

http://www.itworld.com/security/3613...used-track-you

It says the cost would be about $100.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Draco (Post 6686658)
I saw them on CNN earlier. They reported that they are expected to go nationwide by 2020.

It's a neat idea but I'm not seeing it actually being feasible. Besides the security aspect, how are they expecting to power them on current vehicles? Batteries? Require the owners to take them in every night and charge them up? I can see them being required on future vehicles that have a wiring harness built in and designed for it, but for older vehicles I don't think so.

I guess you missed this part

Quote:

The e-plates could remain completely inert for up to 10 years without any charge and would only require energy if they were to change their display, which the plate would draw from the car's kinetic movements or solar power.

Envy 06-18-2013 09:32 PM

What a bunch of crap! More big brother tracking our movements and our habits...I don't like the sound of this one bit...it's a huge infringement on our privacy. Not to mention the next thing you know...where you go will be affecting your insurance rates. Plus according to what it says...if my license was suspended...all six of my cars would be unavailable for my husband (or friends) to drive?

PHXLT1 06-18-2013 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Envy (Post 6687416)
What a bunch of crap! More big brother tracking our movements and our habits...I don't like the sound of this one bit...it's a huge infringement on our privacy. Not to mention the next thing you know...where you go will be affecting your insurance rates. Plus according to what it says...if my license was suspended...all six of my cars would be unavailable for my husband (or friends) to drive?

AMEN! Then you get a ticket for something you may or may not have done. Nah, me no likee! Everything is going high tech. Just more problems to deal with and, wait, did you say you have 6 cars?! Damn!

Envy 06-18-2013 10:37 PM

Well technically I have seven...lol...but the SRX is for sale so I don't count it or my husband's two. :biggrin:

Mr_Draco 06-19-2013 04:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Angrybird 12 (Post 6686935)
It says the cost would be about $100.



I guess you missed this part

Yea I didn't completely read the article as I've seen the news report on tv.

AdamZ 06-19-2013 04:44 AM

I would freakin love to know who is insured and uninsured. That's for sure. I'd go burn their cars.

ToolFan66 06-19-2013 05:46 AM

Stupid, all a thief would have to do is take the plate off, and leave it on the ground.
Put the car in someone else's name?

jewel25 06-19-2013 07:50 AM

Does this mean no more front plates? :lol: Having a front and rear plate will double the price.

RayZ28 06-19-2013 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by jewel25 (Post 6688430)
Does this mean no more front plates? :lol: Having a front and rear plate will double the price.

Yeah I'd hope so... Seems like the price for one plate alone would be ridiculous.. Let alone adding an unwanted front plate to the price.. :thumbdown:


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