Licence Check is to launch a driver compliance app for its Driver and Vehicle Information Solution (DAVIS), introducing new ‘industry-first’ quick check scanning technology.
One of a number of new features, the new licence scanning technology is billed as the fastest and most convenient way to check a driving licence and enables users to scan a photocard driving licence with their smartphone camera and utilising scanning technology to upload critical driving licence data, instantly create a driver record.
From the record created, DAVIS then sends a pin code to the driver’s mobile phone, with summary information that the driver must verify to complete the process and permit a check to be instantly carried out against the DVLA database, with the results being fed back in real-time into DAVIS.
As such, not only does it reduce the number of steps involved but it also keeps manual data entry to a minimum.
The new app – which will be available to download for all users of the DAVIS driver and vehicle fleet compliance solution – also also provides users with real-time and flexible access to driver and vehicle summary dashboards that contain all relevant and up-to-date licence and risk information for each driver and vehicle.
It includes an ‘quick search’ function which is ideal for fleet managers or other users who want to quickly check the risk profile of a driver or vehicle. Keying in ‘high risk’ or ‘disqualified licence’ into the app allows them to see whether the driver or vehicle in question falls into either high-risk category.
The app also features enhanced in-app calling and messaging functionality which removes the need to store driver phone numbers in a mobile phone. Users can simply tap ‘call driver’ and be connected instantly.
Terry Hiles, general manager at Licence Check, said: “Our new DAVIS app offers an innovative and extremely quick way to check drivers’ licences by using a smart phone camera to scan a physical driving licence and gain the all-important driver permission via pin code authorisation.
“It allows drivers’ licences to be quickly checked anytime, anywhere both inside and outside office hours and within an office environment or remotely.
“The DAVIS app also enables system users to access vital information dashboards remotely and view real-time driver and vehicle risk information without needing to be logged into DAVIS at their desks, which we believe promotes a modern, on-the-move and flexible approach to fleet management.”