Big brother for your car | 8:46 am | 10 August 2005
The British government is preparing to test new high-tech license plates containing microchips capable of transmitting unique vehicle identification numbers and other data to readers more than 300 feet away.
Officials in the United States say they’ll be closely watching the British trial as they contemplate initiating their own tests of the plates, which incorporate radio frequency identification, or RFID, tags to make vehicles electronically trackable.
They can already get my plate from their eyes, and all those cameras. What the hell do they need $300 plates for that broadcast the number for?