Drivers to be Informed of Routine Car Maintenance Schedule via Mobile Messengers | Be Korea-savvy

Drivers to be Informed of Routine Car Maintenance Schedule via Mobile Messengers

33640261 - woman using her mobile phone, city skyline night light backgroundSEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Collaboration between two quasi-government agencies is set to change the way drivers in South Korea are reminded to book an appointment for regular car maintenance.

The Korea Transportation Safety Authority (TS) and the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday to use mobile messaging apps such as KakaoTalk to remind drivers of regular car maintenance as part of their efforts to promote the use of digital documents.

According to the MoU signed yesterday, by the end of the year, digital messages will replace the physical reminders that have been mailed in the past to help drivers keep their vehicle in good condition, and prevent possible accidents to ensure road traffic safety.

The two institutions are set to adopt blockchain technology in dealing with the car maintenance information of millions, a technology that allows multiple parties to keep records and crosscheck, improving security and transparency.

South Korean government branches and legal institutions have increasingly been adopting the Certified e-Document system in recent years, which allows users to check relevant information online in real time and with the same legal effect as documents sent via registered mail.

Though e-mail has been the most common means of e-Document distribution, officials at both the TS and KISA hope to encourage the use of new platforms such as mobile messaging apps.

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