Cost: $2.99 | Developer:E-Log Systems | Platform: iOS | Version 1.3 | 11MB | 4.0+
Melbourne based company, e-log Systems has designed Learner Driver Recorder (LDR), a new app aimed at combating a sharp increase in falsifying and incorrect entries currently being recorded by learner drivers into their paper log books.
On completion of each driving session, LDR requires the logged information to be validated and authorised before it can be submitted. All the supervisor has to do is sign off on the iPhone screen with his/her finger so that it can be recorded as a legitimate driving session for the learner driver.
All saved driving sessions are then uploaded via the app to a secure website, backed up daily and available for viewing online through the LDR website. Learner drivers can see an overlay of exactly where they have driven, how far and at what dates/times using Google Maps.
Detailed driving session printouts are also available in accordance with each state's requirements.
An Android version of the LDR app is due for release in coming months.
Pros: Ensures that learner drivers, Australia-wide are properly completing all required practice hours and are better equipped on roads when they receive their ‘P-Plates’.
Cons: It is not currently endorsed by road traffic authorities.
Verdict: Learner drivers will have accurate tracking and recording of every driving session, no matter how long or short, instead of having to deal with the tedious, time consuming and confusing manual method.
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