Digital license plates now legal in Michigan, will roll out soon

Posted at 9:04 AM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 10:00:30-05

(WXYZ) — Drivers in Michigan can begin using digital license plates after the Michigan legislature passed a bill allowing the technology in Michigan. The state passed Public Act 656 of 2018 enabling the plate technology, which can replace the 125-year-old stamped metal plates.

Reviver Auto, which created the "Rplate," the first digital license plate, will now work with Secretary of State Joceylyn Benson to roll them out to interested users.

“We look forward to continuing our great working relationship with the state of Michigan, to not only contribute to a more connected community and bring significant benefits to its citizens and businesses, but to also help fuel the innovation fire right here in the core of the global automotive industry," Reviver Auto Co-founder and CEO Neville Boston said in a release.

The Rplate launched in California in June 2018 and had a booth during AutoMobili-D at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. The high-definition display includes a platform that can help make life easier for drivers.

According to the company, the platform can automate vehicle renewals, replace stickers with digital decals and add personalization to the plates. It also will enable stolen vehicle and plate detached information, and geo-fencing capabilities for business or governments.

In the future, Reviver also looks to add Amber Alerts and weather alerts, automatic parking, miles traveled and much more.