I noticed that major online auto products retailers, such as, Repco, Supercheap Auto etc. are able to get vehicle information simply by using the vehicle registration number. I am sure they are using some commercial (pay-per-use) system.
Just wondering when will the general public have access to some basic vehicle info, such as, make, model and year by providing just the rego. A national API should be made available, similar to GNAF (I know GNAF is a database).
I have a website that provides a free service, request used car parts from wreckers, and it would be so much easier for a user to simply enter their car rego to autoload make, model and year rather than having to enter this information manually.