As of 2013, the European Union has a standardized driving license across the member countries instead of the 100 different models it had before. Now it is easier to identify the infos on the driving license as all countries have the same abbreviations.
With this standardization, it is easier than ever to scan the letters and numbers on each driving license across the EU. Knowing exactly the number of lines (9) and most of the information structure e.g. birthdate (xxxx-xx-xx) the scanning process is optimized perfectly.
Especially mobile devices can improve processes by substituting tedious writing and typing with a real-time scan.