Ather 450X allows owners to digitally store their driver’s license [Video]

While Ola Electric, Okinawa, Pure EV and others grab the headlines for various reasons, Ather is working under the radar to become one of the biggest electric scooter manufacturers in India. Ather recently featured a new ad that shows how important documents like a driver’s license can be stored in the scooter’s infotainment system.

The Ather 450X comes with a massive 7.0 inch touchscreen which displays various information and details. Ather’s new TVC 450X shows how it can store digital documents such as driver’s licenses and registration papers. The TVC shows how the Ather driver shows the DL and continues driving.

The same infotainment screen is also used for various things like OTA updates and smartphone connectivity. In India, authorities have allowed digital storage of important documents. These can be checked by the police using scanners and smartphone apps.

No need to carry physical documents

Some time ago, the government launched a new app, which allowed motorists to upload a digital copy of their documents, including registration certificate and driver’s license. This approach has enabled motorists to travel without these two documents since they can be downloaded to a smartphone.

With the new move, there is no need to upload the documents as the cops will be able to check them in their own systems using the new software. The only physical document that any motorist will need to have on him will be a pollution control certificate. It is not clear whether motorists must carry it or whether it will be automatically linked to the vehicle registration number.

Cops will no longer ask for the documents from now on if they need to issue a challan. It will be issued electronically. In case of non-payment of the challan, the owner will not be authorized to sell the vehicle or to renew the driving licence. The Ministry of Road Transport and Motorways made various amendments to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 to introduce the new laws.

There have been many incidents in the past where police officers have been injured while trying to arrest rogue drivers. With the new law, cops can simply write down the registration number and check related documents online. They can also send a challan online through the new software. It will also be very beneficial for motorists who will be able to keep the original documents at home safely.