Just some blue sky thinking here, but since I'm no fan of front license plates but live in a jurisdiction that requires one.... Could a front plate be emulated by HUD technology where, from the interior side of the windscreen, there is no plate showing, but on the exterior, the front license plate would actually appear to float in the lower center of the windscreen? Or.....could an flexable, OLED film (that follows the natural contour of the front end) be activated to show an undistorted plate? And since I'm dreaming, why have plates at all? Why not have each vehicle simply provide a signal to any passing law enforcement vehicle (like aviation's IFF technology) where all relevant information would be available on a mobile computer screen.....and said information would only be brought to anyones attention if there was some issue? Also, with this IFF type of setup, any citizen could i.d. an "erattic" driver by having a smartphone app tag the vehicle and autoconnect to law enforcement for further action. I'll go back and enjoy the sunshine now, cheers.