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BANGKOK 25 May 2019 02:53
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Thai driving licence on your phone starts tomorrow

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I often wonder what would a new age guy who has every thing on his phone do if  away from his charged and his battery stops. He then has nothing but hope things will work out.

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5 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

Next thing in your phone will be the passport and visa, with biometric info, of course. You get convenience they get tracking tools.

Oh lord, someone stole my phone meaning I do not longer exist...:shock1:

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4 hours ago, FritsSikkink said:

How would the burglars get that info?

From the cops for a small fee of course😀

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6 hours ago, BritManToo said:

This sounds interesting, a driving licence on your phone that tracks your every movement.

Along with all the other "big brothers" who already know your every move!

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4 hours ago, racket said:

An app can't track you unless you give it permission to do so.

Perhaps you cannot activate the app without giving that permission?

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4 hours ago, siambluesky said:

actually it is a good thing to have a digital license I think, no more hit and run if the plates are identified, no more fake driving license also. I don't believe any government will track 50 millions drivers daily.. even if they could.. what would be the reason for that. 99% of people are just living their life normally and don't need to be tracked. In that way CCTV are more invasive.. but useless when needed. 

How will a digital licence stop hit and run even if plates are identified. Drivers can drive different cars, swap plates, and I am sure that within a month this app will have been hacked.

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If it's an app then it is installed (inside) your phone.
And how exactly do you think the license get's in your phone? It's too big for the SIM card slot. It must come from somewhere. Maybe from the internet? ...

I think you’re onto something. A phone or protective case with a slot big enough for a Thai license! Then the holdouts can also claim “My license is in my phone”.
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3 hours ago, SymS said:

Can I be fined for not possessing a driving license, if my phone battery is depleted?

If the authorities are organised (haha) they would have a USB cable to power up your phone. 

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3 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

How will a digital licence stop hit and run even if plates are identified. Drivers can drive different cars, swap plates, and I am sure that within a month this app will have been hacked.

The time, speed, location and direction of your phone would be the give away.

Also, most people swerve, or change speed when they hit something.

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43 minutes ago, bender92 said:

Just dont lose your phone.

What a brilliant idea. I wish I had thought of that before I lost my phone on a bus.

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5 hours ago, Moo 2 said:

The only reason photo of the passport won't allow you to pass borders it's only because one cannot stamp

phones. Custom Officers would be totally lost without Entry Stamps in their hands.

Put the stamp on the persons forehead. 👍

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6 hours ago, BritManToo said:

This sounds interesting, a driving licence on your phone that tracks your every movement.

Given Big Joke's recent efforts, the tracking certainly has interesting implications for foreigners. However, this seems more of an effort to ensure that Thai people will actually have a license on their person. I'm sure the most common excuse the police hear is, "I left my license at home". This way they will always have with them, as most are constantly talking/texting while driving anyway, even on a motorbike.

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4 hours ago, racket said:

An app can't track you unless you give it permission to do so.

Nonsense, look at your google history, even with the phone in "flightmode" mode you are still tracked, don't believe me? take a look :shock1:

Make sure you have plenty of free disc space to download info as they have your every movement 😁

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18 minutes ago, lvr181 said:

Put the stamp on the persons forehead. 👍

modern countries don't even bother to stamp passports anymore.  its all digital.  

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6 hours ago, BritManToo said:

This sounds interesting, a driving licence on your phone that tracks your every movement.

 

I start walking with phone in pocket: Walking Street first, then BitchRoad down to Soi6 then a move over to Buakhao etc., and I do this every day...what a boring profile to the powers in charge

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