The Electronic Driving License Saves Lifes When Used as an Ignition Key
In July 1996 a joint European driving license format and design was introduced but it was also at the ministerial meeting in November 1995 decided that the new license should have a chip to be introduced at a later time. The advantage with a chip built into a plastic card is that this chip in addition to the printed license information may contain additional information about the bearer if that is desirable. The chip information may increase the security of the card and for instance have a coded fingerprint stored. This will make it very difficult to use the card if it is in the wrong hands.
KeywordsSmart Card Traffic Safety Driving License Drunk Driving National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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