Skip to comments.California debuts ‘digital’ license plates. Here’s what they’ll cost you.
Posted on 05/28/2018 9:18:28 AM PDT by Vendome
Some drivers are questioning whether the device's communications system could allow the state, the police or private companies to track a driver's movements.
Dealerships are expected to sell the plates for $699, not including installation costs. Users also must pay a monthly fee of about $7.
*** Here is the really funny part ***
city officials will talk first with labor representatives about assurances that the city will not use the plate technology as a monitoring device on city employees.
(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...
Yeah right. the government is always telling its intents, when it denies what it is about to do.
I love California. Where revenue resources are a bottomless well that can be infinitely drawn upon. Apparently everyone there who’s noy homeless is a billionaire.
Would it be our time to laugh now? How absurd!
What he is really saying is "We want to look at ourselves as a laboratory to F***k the little guy while taking their money and putting it into our friends pockets."
Didn’t Matt Helm have something similar on the back of his T-Bird?
just imagine how many tool roads you can blow through once you hack the plates.
Included is a FREE Alexa.
The low IQ ruler is discussing all the great things this expensive license plate will allow. Sounds like the exact same stuff my Onstar has been doing for 20 years.
I’m surprised that the pinkos at sac bee aren’t 100% in favor.
Bwaaa haaa haaa. Of course they can track your movements. If you carry a cell phone powered on - you can be tracked. If your vehicle comes with OnStar or some similar service you are being tracked. If your vehicle has on board GPS - even if you don't use it, don't pay for the service, whatever, you can be tracked. If you drive a Tesla they proudly tell you that your car is talking back to mother Tesla virtually all the time. If you have EzPass or other RFID enabled tolling you can be tracked. In most major cities there are enough traffic cams to follow your movements if someone cared enough to do so.
Face it, in today's "surveillance society" unless you are actively working at it - with some decent tech help and knowledge - you can be tracked.
OF COURSE THEY CAN!!! And anyone who believes otherwise is an idiot.
I hope life isn’t just one big joke because, I don’t get it...
And they could tell when you are speeding and automatically send a ticket. The state should give them away free. And mandate them. Think of the revenue stream!
it’s just a matter of time before someone hacks the software so you can display whatever you want on the plate, and people will gladly pay for that feature.
If they throw in the ability for the digital plate to automatically send your foo-foo coffee order to Starbucks when you turn off the freeway, they’ll really have a winner /s
One more way to Hastings-cize your car.
Stupidity has no boundaries.
“Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.”
Another question is how other states will accept these plates. Back in 2012, I got stopped by a Texas Highway Patrol officer who said that my SD license plate was expired.
This was due to the fact that my tag had an ‘11’ sticker on it. I tried to explain to him the ‘11’ was for November, the month my tags renewed, and not the year. The sticker color does change every year.
I showed him the ‘2012’ in smaller letters on the sticker and said that SD sent out new physical tags every ten years and just stickers the other nine. But he wasn’t buying it.
Finally, I asked him to either call SD or his supervisor. When he refused I pulled out my phone and started to dial. When he asked who I was calling, I said ‘911’ since he wouldn’t call anybody.
At that point, he went back to his car, made a call, and a few minutes his supervisor showed up, looked up something online, pretty much called him an idiot, apologized to me, and sent me on my way.
I got the feeling he had done something like this before. So I can just see what he would do with a tag that keeps changing its display.
One Big Joke!
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