IoT technology is being used to crack down on license plate theft and cloning

(Source of the picture: La Trobe University official website)

According to foreign media reported, researchers at Australia's La Trobe University are testing technology to improve vehicle identification and crack down on license plate theft and abuse, in which stolen and cloned license plates are often used to hide the identity of vehicles when people commit crimes such as highway robbery and evading tolls.

Now, researchers say one technology being tested is radio frequency identification (RFID) stickers that are attached to a car's windshield and serve as a third license plate. In addition, when the stickers are removed, they are automatically destroyed, allowing police to identify vehicles with suspected stolen or cloned license plates.

The second technology is Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC), a digital technology that communicates with road infrastructure and could be used to identify automated vehicles one day. Other security features of license plates, such as holograms on driver's licenses and passports, will also be tested.

New digital recognition methods will make it harder for violators to hide a vehicle's identity because the added identifier will not match the stolen or cloned license plate.

Aniruddha Desai, director of the center for fusion of technologies at the La Trobe University, which will conduct the trial, said: the center will evaluate the performance of these technologies in real-time deployment and whether such technologies can reliably provide tamper-proof vehicle identification digital information in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Such trials will determine how the technology works in practice and how it integrates with existing systems, including the automatic license plate recognition currently used by the police.

Note: this article is from Auto.Gasgoo  Author: Yu Qiuyun. 
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