Friday, April 13, 2018

"Dubai to test smart license plates"

From SmartCities Dive:
Dive Brief:
  • Next month, Dubai of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will launch a pilot program that runs through November to test smart license plates on vehicles, according to Gulf News and BBC News
  • Traditional metal plates will be replaced with digital screens that have GPS, transmitters and a microprocessor chip. The system will allow vehicles to connect and exchange information with each other and authorities.
  • The digital plate will be connected to a driver's record so the person can pay fines and parking fees or renew their registration via the connected system
Dive Insight:
Dubai has been pushing pilots for dozens of innovations as it competes for recognition as one of the world's most technologically advanced smart cities. It has set ambitious objectives and goals in its Smart Dubai plan and frequently launches new programs to keep with the goals. The city requires all new construction to be at least 25% 3-D printed by 2025 and aims to be one of the first cities with a Hyperloop, and has tested a slew of other IoT technologies....