Michigan puts digital license plates on the road

Following their high-tech debut in California last year, Michigan’s Secretary of State on Thursday green-lighted the roll-out of digital license plates by the end of 2019.

The digital plates are made by Reviver Auto and use the same technology as those now legal in California and Arizona.

Called the Rplate, the technology’s display is similar to the screens found in Amazon e-readers and can display a white background with black letters or the inverse. The technology is designed to keep glare to a minimum.