Scott Hardie | October 6, 2019
What do you think of the rise of digital license plates?

I'm cynical, so I assume that 90% of the promised benefits are there to snow us. I think what this entire industry movement is about can be summed up in two details: Digital plates can show advertisements while the car is parked, and digital plates can track your location (data that can be sold to interested parties like advertisers). Those two things, I suspect, are the only thing that the industry truly cares about, because that's where the money is.

What happens when (not if) hackers sell technology on the black market to change plate numbers at will?

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