Your driving experience is measured by the elapsed years from the moment of obtaining the license. But I can get a license and start real driving only, lets say, in 5 years when I can afford a car. So, my official driving experience is 5 years but the real one is completely different.
Driving experience is very strong social construct that takes part in many spheres. The cost of your car insurance considers your age and driving exp. In Israel, for instance, it’s prohibited to drink a bottle of beer if you’re a ‘young drive’ - with driving license issued for less than 2 years.
The driving experience can be measured differently - by the mileage. By the distance you - as a driver - actually covered. As a result, it doesn’t matter when the person got the driving license but when she started actual driving.
The technical implementation involves two parts: the chipped driving license on one hand, and car’s driving license reader (device) on the other.
The car’s driving license reader is a third-party device that is attached to the car. It accepts the driving license and its main purpose is to write the covered mileage of the current trip into the memory on the driving license chip. It might also serve as a recognition device to allow to start car’s engine. This might help prevent car theft.
The driving license with embedded chips is not a novel idea. But its application is different in this case. The license will store covered distance by the owner. Thus representing the accurate driving experience of a person.
Of course, it makes a difference driving inside the city or outside. So, the driving exp calculation might also take into consideration those facts.
The possible future implications are numerous.
More accurate driving experience will allow better pricing for the car insurance.
Car’s reader will prevent car theft since it might not start without driving license.
The calculation of time and covered distance will provide the information of average speed per trip that might be used by the police