The World’s First Digital Numberplate Company, Reviver, Is Rolling Out New Safety Technology Across the US

The World’s First Digital Numberplate Company, Reviver, Is Rolling Out New Safety Technology Across the US

  • Michigan is the latest US state to green-light the sale of digital number plates to its citizens, technology company Reviver announced
  • The company has been working on digital numberplates since 2009 and points towards benefits such as displaying warning messages to other motorists
  • The technology comes at quite a considerable cost Reviver charges a monthly subscription fee of between R320 and R400 in comparison to a normal numberplate once-off payment of R80

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Reviver is a US company that has introduced the world's first digital number plates for cars, and trucks and to help fleet services.

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Reviver says its digital number plates can be used to display missing person information. Image: Reviver
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The company recently announced digital numberplates were approved by the state of Michigan and to drive throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, according to a company blog post.

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Called the RPlate, one of the options uses a battery-powered model with a replaceable five-year battery available at $19.95 or R320 per month.

The pricier alternative is a hard-wired, unit fitted by a professional that allows the car to be tracked if stolen. In addition, it has a backlit display and will set you back $24.95 or R400 per month.

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MotorTrend reports several benefits of the digital number plates including the ability to track the car if it's stolen and change the display to alert other motorists of missing persons, for example.

New technology allows electric vehicles to charge wirelessly by driving on a special road lane being tested

Located in Chiari, Italy is a special stretch of road that can wirelessly recharge electric vehicles as they drive over specially equipped, dedicated road lanes, Briefly News reports.

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Called Dynamic Wireless Power transfer (DWPT) technology it is a collaborative exercise between A35 Brebemi in collaboration with Stellantis and other partners. The pilot project uses a system of coils positioned under the tar that transfers energy directly to cars, trucks and buses.

The infrastructure removes the need for drivers to stop and charge their batteries. Stellantis says the technology can be adapted for all vehicles equipped with a special “receiver” that transfers the incoming energy from the coils beneath the road directly to the electric motor, which increases the range.

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