Malaysia to Track Stolen Cars with RFID License Plates is reporting that Malaysia is planning on using RFID tagged license plates to curb car theft and track stolen vehicles.

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RFID licence plates are set to be introduced next year by the Road Transport Department in Malaysia, according to reports.

Authorities there are hoping the high-tech plates will curb car theft, with each chip containing information about a vehicle and its owner.

It means police will be able to scan cars at roadblocks, see if a car’s plate matches its registered details and detect stolen vehicles.

New cars will reportedly be the first to sport the new tags with older vehicles following suit in the staggered rollout of the proposed RFID-tagged plates.

Source: RFID number plates to hit Malaysian highways