A new day could be coming for drivers and their fellows on the road. A company called Compliance Innovations has developed electronic license plates utilizing ePaper technology similar to what's used on devices like the Kindle.

South Carolina is one of the first states looking to possibly inject this fresh bit of technology into their automotive world, and may soon lead the way into the future with electronic license plates for all their cars and trucks. Using the technology these new license plates would be capable of dynamically changing from normal numbers and letters to a word like SUSPENDED, UNINSURED or STOLEN.

Both passing motorists and police would be able to read the plate's message, and the designers say warning messages could be in bright red or made to flash.