We first talked about the state of California getting digital license plates all the way back in 2010, and it seems that Reviver is here to fulfill that niche. rPlate is a new take on the 125-year old metal plate in the form of an Internet of Things connected car platform. The rPlate will be made available to states such as California, Florida, Arizona, and Texas this year, where other states are set to follow in due time, being the first ever interactive digital license plate in the world.
Debuting at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit during Automobili-D, the rPlate will modernize the old school license plate, something which we thought would not need any kind of reinvention like the wheel. The rPlate boasts of an innovative, multi-functional digital display while delivering a major aesthetic and design upgrade. Being an Internet of Things (IoT) platform, it will open up the doors for unlimited opportunities when it comes to applications, such as DMV registration automation, hyper-local messaging, telematics and vehicle management.
Not only that, Reviver has numerous patents pending/obtained, where the approval of state legislators in California and Florida, preliminary approval from Arizona’s DMV and Department of Transportation, and legislation are in progress in Texas. There are already prototype rPlates operating in California, and Reviver hopes that the rPlate will be launched across all four states before the year is over.
While on the road, the rPlate shows your car number, but when parked, it can display custom messages as well as images. Any messages on the rPlate can change dynamically, depending on the geolocation configuration, as well as in and out of a dealership’s PMA (Prime Marketing Area). Reviver has worked to ensure that emergency broadcasts like extreme weather warnings and Amber Alerts are programmed inside, while automating the payment of toll road charges, parking fees, alongside others.
Integrated technology in the rPlate include a GPS, accelerometer, RF sensors, CAN bus access, storage and is hardy enough in its construction to be able to withstand all weather and extreme conditions.