For over a year, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has tested digital license plates on a limited number of its fleet vehicles to determine operational capabilities and endurance under multiple weather conditions. Following the testing program, the state has expanded the digital license plate option to all motorists.
The plates, called Rplate Digital License Plates, are LTE wireless connected devices similar to a tablet. The license plate number is constantly displayed, and the technology allows for added messages such as “invalid,” “stolen” and other notifications if needed.
ADOT also collaborated with the Arizona Department of Public Safety to ensure that the look of the plate and its messaging capabilities conform to legal requirements and law enforcement best practices.
Motorists who wish to buy the plate can do so through participating resellers, including vehicle dealerships and professional auto service providers or the plate manufacturer, Reviver Auto. The plate’s cost is determined by the manufacturer. The company is taking preorders on its website, with shipping expected in Spring of 2019. Pricing starts at $499.