Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Dubai to launch digital vehicle number plates



Drivers in Dubai may soon be using digital number plates under new plans.

 
In a trial starting next month, vehicles will be fitted with smart plates with digital screens, GPS and transmitters.


The new plates will be able to inform emergency services if a driver has an accident.


Dubai has recently spearheaded a number of new transport initiatives as it seeks to become an international technology hub.


According to Sultan Abdullah al-Marzouqi, the head of the Vehicle Licensing Department at Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the plates will make life easier for drivers in Dubai.
As well as contacting the police and ambulance services if the vehicle is involved in a collision, the technology allows real-time communication with other drivers about traffic conditions or any accidents ahead.


The number plates can also change to display an alert if the vehicle or digital plate is stolen.


Payment for fines, parking fees or renewing registration plates will be automatically deducted from users' accounts. Number plates can also be changed using the RTA's app or website.




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