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Old 06-18-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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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
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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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?
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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Or changing their own plate to say whatever they want
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #6
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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.

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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

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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.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:32 PM   #7
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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?
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:47 PM   #8
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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!
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:37 PM   #9
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Well technically I have seven...lol...but the SRX is for sale so I don't count it or my husband's two.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:40 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:44 AM   #11
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I would freakin love to know who is insured and uninsured. That's for sure. I'd go burn their cars.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:46 AM   #12
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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?
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Does this mean no more front plates? Having a front and rear plate will double the price.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:18 PM   #14
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Does this mean no more front plates? 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..
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:22 PM   #15
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Just another way for you to be tracked by the government. Nah, ill pass.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #16
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Just another way for you to be tracked by the government. Nah, ill pass.
Agreed, plus I'm sure cost of registration would go up because of the high cost to produce.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:36 PM   #18
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The government is already tracking those of us with OnStar <SARCASM>

Well fortunately I drive a 94 camaro and not a nice new one likely all of you so that's not something I have to worry about.......yet! Haha!
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Well fortunately I drive a 94 camaro and not a nice new one likely all of you so that's not something I have to worry about.......yet! Haha!

If you own a cell phone, you can, or are being tracked. I think they are taking this to an overkill state of mind..
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If you own a cell phone, you can, or are being tracked. I think they are taking this to an overkill state of mind..
What!? F%ck me sideways and missionary! Hey Bush if you're reading this loved your bushisms quotes. Lots of laughs! Hey Bill does Monica swallow? Oh wait, she spits. It was on the dress.
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I removed Envy's Onstar...because I'm not into that tracking crap.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:25 PM   #22
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I removed Envy's Onstar...because I'm not into that tracking crap.
Ok, but what if you're in an accident on a desolate road with two broken arms and your cell flew out the window? Huh, what then?









Just kidding. Wow 7 cars huh?
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:23 AM   #23
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If all that happens...I'd better not be in my Camaro.

Yes...seven cars...and every one of them (except the Camaro) is worth considerably more than I paid for them because I purchase my cars lightly used and let the other guy take the hit...four Fords (2 conversion vans, a super modified GT-500 and an Escape Hybrid) a Toyota Camry, a Cadillac SRX and my only bad investment (because I bought it new)...the Camaro...lol
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What!? F%ck me sideways and missionary! Hey Bush if you're reading this loved your bushisms quotes. Lots of laughs! Hey Bill does Monica swallow? Oh wait, she spits. It was on the dress.
Not that kind of tracking. Your phone creates stupid amounts of metadata - through that they can track your location.
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Not that kind of tracking. Your phone creates stupid amounts of metadata - through that they can track your location.
Oops.
Even if I'm on the camode? Hey that's invasion of privacy!







Ok, just kidding. I get it. Still don't likee.
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