Maryland Testing New Digital Plates

(Annapolis)- Maryland is launching a two-year pilot program to test new digital license plate technology.  The digital plates will be similar in size to metal plates, but will have an electronic display.  Instead of putting a manual sticker on a tag when renewing vehicle registration, digital plates would automatically update.  They also have the potential to display real-time information, like if the vehicle being driven is stolen.  The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration says its testing the plates on 20 of its fleet vehicles.  Maryland is the fourth state to try out the digital plates.