RTA, US's Reviver inks MoU to roll out digital number plates in Dubai

Number plates to be equipped to monitor traffic congestions, and licensing-related matters

Companies to develop digital vehicle number plates in Dubai.
Companies to develop digital vehicle number plates in Dubai.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Reviver Auto Accessories Trading Company, the regional arm of the American Reviver Auto Company, to develop digital vehicle number plates in the emirate.

According to RTA, the plates will be equipped to monitor traffic congestions, and licensing-related matters, as well as road safety and security.

Other features of the digital plates include a central electronic control enabling changing plate numbers and design, displaying expiry dates of insurance/licencing, and registering details of trips, vehicle and type of driver, UAE's  state-owned news agency, Wam reported. 

One of the main highlights of the number plates is the fact that alleviates number plate and vehicle stealing issues. These plates can also be connected to the paid parking systems and toll gates.

Speaking about the digitisation project, chief executive officer of licensing agency at RTA, Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, said: "These smart plates will be gradually introduced in Dubai on a trial base, and the technology is set to revolutionise the concept of transportation technology, control and safety.

“The plate plays a key role in connecting modern technologies and systems and is considered a game-changer in enabling government and semi-government bodies concerned with transport safety and security to connect with vehicles.”

Al Ali added: "Testing these plates signals RTA’s keenness to keep pace with new technologies and supports the Dubai Government’s drive for envisioning the future. It serves the smart city initiative as well as several strategic goals of RTA including Smart Dubai and Advance RTA.”

Meanwhile, general manager and senior vice president EMEA of Reviver, Patrick Allainguillaume, said: "This step renders Dubai as the first city in the world to implement the digital transformation of the entire vehicle licensing process and sets the base for a digitally connected vehicles platform.

"The technology enables the digital communication of vehicles and offers motorists unprecedented and growing access to services and solutions," he added.

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