Iowa Creating App For Digital Driving Licenses

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The state of Iowa in the US is developing a smartphone app that will allow citizens to display their driving license on their devices.

The new app is intended to make it easier for drivers to carry their license, as many people simply don’t bother carrying it anyway. Besides driving, the app will also come in useful for other times ID is required, such as at airports and for purchasing age restricted items. Residents will still of course be allowed to carry their conventional license, as the app is not seen as a complete replacement.

Governor Terry Branstand told the Des Moines Register, “We are really moving forward on this”, with the app currently under development and with a pilot program to take place next year. The app will use a pin number and biometric scanner for verification.

Source: BBC News


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  • Avatar Wayne says:

    Great. Now you can transmit a copy of your licence to the cop in your rearview with the lights & siren blaring and he can in return send you the fine he was trying to pull you over for including an additional charge of using a mobile device while operating a vehicle without the aid of a hand free kit, all done on the fly. This is real progress and it also reduces the chance of a gunfight.

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