Michigan residents have been authorized to swap their static plates for electronic ones, as lawmakers have passed a bill enabling digital license plate technology in the state. The only option thus far is Reviver Auto’s Rplate, “the world’s first and only digital license plate.” While some question their necessity, the company argues the platform can “simplify daily life” in a variety of ways. The Rplate’s connected car platform can automate vehicle renewals, replacing legacy stickers with digital decals, and add new levels of personalization to the license plate, including promoting charitable causes, passion for a sports team, or even a child’s academic/athletic achievements. The Rplate also enables stolen vehicle and plate detached information, as well as geo-fencing capabilities for business and/or governmental entities. Future features include Amber and weather alerts, automated parking, trips taken, vehicle miles traveled, marketing capabilities and much more.