Michigan residents can now spend their hard-earned money on digital numbers, as the state became the third state to allow the use of the technology for private consumers and commercial vehicle business owners.
Reviver, which is behind RPlate, wrote today that it has received legal permission to sell digital numbers to consumers in Michigan. So far, the boards are only allowed to be used in Michigan, Arizona and California, but if you register them in one of those states, they will be recognized by law enforcement in all other states, as well as Mexico and Canada.
The plates available in both versions come as a self-contained kit that includes a five-year battery, or you can add it to your vehicle if you choose to install it professionally.
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These digital numbers are very expensive. Reviver says the battery-powered plate costs $ 19.95 a month, and the wired option costs $ 24.95. This is more expensive than a regular metal plate Like $ 5 – In any case, the price of state registration of the number is not included.
The Reviver believes that unlike the boring old metal plate, its digital plates offer more features. For example, you don’t have to go through the ordeal of putting a sticker on a plate, as it can be updated automatically. That is, if you are not the most organized person in the world, this can cause a new problem, because if you are a little late to update your board, the digital number will automatically be declared invalid, Transport and driver reports.
The digital plate doesn’t just tell you; it can also be controlled. Reviver writes that in case your car is stolen, you can find the license plates, which I think will bring peace to car owners. Plates can also display Yellow alerts thanks to a mobile data connection.
The company also offers the RFleet product, which integrates panels and offers a set of features tailored to the needs of commercial vehicle fleet managers.
Customers can purchase the boards through the Reviver website, as well as from some dealerships that partner with the company. The state of Michigan does not generate revenue from the sale of digital boards. Reviver says it is in talks with an additional 10 countries to legalize the sale of its products.
“We’re excited to make digital numbers available to all drivers in Michigan,” said Neville Boston, Founder and Chief Strategic Officer of Boston. “I want to thank state lawmakers and government officials, as well as many other transportation officials and partners in the state, for working with us to help make this a reality – we’re glad we’ve reached that milestone.”