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EDL(s) Electronic Driving License(s): To increase traffic safety and improve other functions vital to society by implementing and deploying an electronic driving license (EDL) framework.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Researcher Fred Goldberg closed a report by expressing, "It is now up to the politicians to create a safer traffic environment by utilizing new technology for the benefit of society" (Goldberg, 1995). And as he stated prior to that quote, a technique is available to prevent unlawful driving, to effectively reduce drunken driving and, among other things, to reduce theft of cars. This report presents the available technology and design that make it possible to incorporate an electronic driving license (EDL) framework into everyday life. This report will focus on how such technology could be used to prevent drivers from driving without valid driving licenses and to improve traffic safety in numerous other ways.

The report presents the existing laws and regulations that govern the area of usage and describes how such legal aspects affect the design and deployment of an EDL framework. The presented legislation is extracted primarily from the European Union in general, and as a national example, Swedish legislation is often used. Moreover, the report will present technology that could be used to implement an EDL framework using examples of implementations and design, including license verification and an EDL. The implementation and deployment of an EDL framework could result in privacy concerns, and such aspects are discussed in a chapter where it is stated that security and privacy issues must be considered, as the potential for misuse is great. The level of privacy must be analysed in relation to the lifesaving potential of such a framework.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 120 p.
, UMNAD, 1012
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102495OAI: diva2:808090
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Master of Science Programme in Computing Science and Engineering
Available from: 2015-04-27 Created: 2015-04-27 Last updated: 2016-02-03Bibliographically approved

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