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Digital license plates: Brian Taff reports on Action News at 4:30 p.m. on May 29, 2018. (WPVI)

The newest computer technology may be coming to a bumper near you.

This is a digital license plate, a concept now being tested in Sacramento, California.

The plates use wireless technology that allow the text to be changed remotely. For example, a digital license plate could display if a car has been stolen or is the subject of an Amber Alert.

The maker of the high-tech plates say pilot programs may soon get underway in other states, but they have not yet been widely approved for use.
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