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New licence checking app launched

Licence Check app on smart phone

A new driver compliance app for its Driver and Vehicle Information Solution (DAVIS) has been launched by Licence Check.

The launch follows approval from fleet customers and prospects following an exclusive preview last year.

The new app is officially available to download from today (January 28) and will be available at no extra charge for DAVIS clients. All details can be found on its dedicated microsite www.edavis.co.uk/app.

 The app boasts a number of features including ‘quick check’ scanning technology - a feature which Licence Check believes is an industry-first and offers a fast and convenient way to check a driving licence.

Users of the app can scan a photocard driving licence with their smart phone camera, which instantly captures driving licence data, creating a driver record in the primary DAVIS software application.

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.

Licence Check says this is the fastest way available of checking whether a driving licence is current and the driver qualified to carry out their permitted driving duties. Not only does it reduce the number of steps involved but it also keeps manual data entry to a minimum, it said.

The app also provides users with real-time and flexible access to driver and vehicle summary dashboards containing all relevant and up-to-date licence and risk information for each driver and vehicle, which is ideal for users that work between locations, travel frequently or work outside office hours.

It includes an advanced ‘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, now part of the Ebbon-Dacs Group, said: “Positive feedback for our new app was that it offered an innovative and extremely quick way to check drivers’ licences in the field, and for drivers that report to a single location, it offered a much more convenient and instant check.  

“Both clients and prospects have been impressed by the app’s flexibility and the fact that it allows drivers’ licences to be quickly checked anytime, anywhere both inside and outside office hours and within an office environment or remotely.

“The app also enables system users to access key information dashboards remotely and view real-time driver and vehicle risk information without needing to be logged into DAVIS at their desks. We believe this promotes a modern, on-the-move and flexible approach to fleet management.” 


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  • Luddite - 28/01/2020 14:12

    and for those still fortunate enough not to have the ten yearly renewal pain i.e. a pre-photo card licence?

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