Starting this month, drivers can download and an App to install their driver’s licenses into their mobile devices. Informal feedback by police officers has shown that about one in three drivers have already made the step. The purpose for downloading the license is to create greater convenience for drivers and police alike. The e-license is however linked to the registration of the vehicle nominated, so drivers must still carry the paper license with them if driving a friend’s car or a company car for example. One further caveat to the e-license is that a screen shot cannot be used in lace of electronic license. The electronic license must be an authorized license downloaded through one of two official Apps. And since the system has not yet been linked between other cities yet, drivers travelling outside of their home cities with e-licenses must also still carry their paper licenses.
Source: Shanghai Live, ICS