Digital Drivers Licenses Coming Soon to the UK via Apple Wallet

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As of now (and pretty much forever), drivers around the world have had to be issued a credit card-sized drivers license in order to scoot around in their vehicles. However, a new tweet sent out by the CEO of the UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) (the equivalent of the US’ DMV) Oliver Morley might signal that this could be changing in the near future.

According to the image in the tweet, a digital license could be issued alongside a physical license for identification. The digital version would be stored in an app such as Apple Wallet on the iPhone and could be accessed by visiting said app and scanning a valid fingerprint for security reasons. These are all just theories right now, but I could see them implementing all of this when digital licenses become a thing.

Morley tweeted out another message stating that this is just a prototype of something him and his team are working on and that a digital license wouldn’t replace a physical one:

There’s no word yet on whether this kind of license is coming to the US, however I couldn’t see digital licenses not coming to the States soon, or at least a prototype of sorts.

What’s your opinion on this matter? Is this the future of driver verification? Let us know in the comments!


Source: Twitter via The Verge




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