California may begin using digital license plates

California may try a pilot program that would test digital license plates.

The effort would cut down on processing and shipping costs. The initial program would have up to 160,000 California drivers participating. The bill passed through the Assembly, 71-3, and will return to the Senate for a final vote.

While the program would certainly save money and perhaps streamline the process, there is also privacy to think of. Some groups have pointed out that digital plates may allow the government to track motorists.