Revamped O-licence IT system goes live


Operators can now manage and apply for a new O-licence online with the launch of a revamped IT system by the DVSA and Office of the Traffic Commissioner.

The Vehicle and Operator Licensing system, which is hoped will speed up O-licence processing times, went live today (14 November) and allows companies to apply for an O-licence online for the first time.

Operators can also add or remove vehicles or transport managers to or from their O-licence, as well as check that their details are correct.

It replaces the Operator Self Service system which was switched off last week, but operators can sign in to the new service using the same log-in details.

The website has been launched in Beta testing mode, and the DVSA has encouraged operators to give their feedback.

The GV79 O-licence application form is still available on the website for operators to print off should they not wish to apply online.

Sponsored: The cockpit of champions

When looking to redesign the dashboard of the new generation of Scania trucks, the designers took inspiration from the aviation sector in a bid to improve functionality and the user-friendliness of the truck.

The dashboard in Scania’s new generation of trucks provides drivers with a whole new level of functionality and user-friendliness, and developments in the aviation industry were studied as part of the process.

“The guiding principle of our work with the new trucks has been that Scania drivers should always be able to say they perform best because they have vehicles which support them in the best and most efficient way,” says Anna Selmarker, who leads Scania’s team working within the area of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) – the digital interaction between the driver and the truck.

The aviation industry is home to significant HMI expertise, something that Anna Selmarker and her colleagues at Scania closely monitor to find the right design expression to help truck drivers in their daily work. The design of the new dashboard is characterised by accessibility and functionality which, in combination with the sweeping lines, guides the eye and the hand to the right place. 

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