More EU countries are incorporating the concept of the electronic driver’s license that employs an intelligent security element. Six EU member states have finished the bidding process and six others have shown interest in the technology.
It is estimated that the European license is a step toward improving the current driver’s license systems and creating a unique card. There are 110 different drivers’ licenses in Europe, all with different languages, materials, and information.
Electronic licenses contain a smart chip and a security element that will make it easier to cross-check the information printed on each license. It comes as no surprise that electronic licenses appeal to European countries considering how they have embraced the idea of electronic identification.
According to Acuity Market Intelligence, the adoption rate of electronic identity cards in European countries is higher than it is in any other region in the world.