If you are in the market for a spanking new car if you have the dough for it, or a second hand car at least if times are hard? There’s an app for that – if you’re living in Sweden, of course, as price comparison site for car shopping Bilpriser.se has just rolled out a new iPhone application that lets you shoot a photo of a car’s license plate, letting you retrieve specifications and compare prices for said vehicle – assuming the app gets the “interpretation” of that image right. Of course, all it needs to do actually is check out the government registration database in order to locate the car’s make and model, checking such information against their own database so that the right information will be sent to the relevant users. With over 9,000 models and 80,000 different versions thrown into the mix, you ought to be able to get the right information most of the time.

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