Through its subsidiary Smart Chip, Safran Identity & Security has played a significant role in making the state of Punjab the first Indian state to have fully automated the process for drivers’ skills assessment before grant of a driving license. It’s in fact even the first project worldwide of its kind.
This automated driving skills assessment track is based on the latest technology of video motion analytics.
Customers seeking drivers licenses are simply required to drive a vehicle on the test-track, and based on their actual driving speed and other driving characteristics, they are assessed for being suitable for issuing of a driver’s license.
Under Smart Chip’s technical guidance, the state now has automated 32 tracks.
How does that work?
Driving license applicants register at the center, starting with the formalities incl. a required online fee payment. In the next step all applicants enter the office for biometric data capture to scan their fingerprints, which are then processed by a biometric system. Each applicant receives a unique ID, to ensure the applicant is not passing the test for another person: The test is conducted at the same day and only starts after an authentication based on a match of unique ID and fingerprint. The track is equipped with cameras, capturing the motion and the path of the vehicle during the test drive. Afterwards the data is analyzed by the video analytic engine, which identifies the occurred driving errors compared to the defined path. In less than 60 minutes after taking the test, all successful candidates get their licenseissued in form of a 100% PVC smart card.