Our smartphones are a one-stop-shop for a lot of different things, like tickets, credit cards, and more.
And it looks like the United Kingdom is at least considering letting driver’s store their driving license on their phone, too. The Chief Executive Officer of the country’s Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Oliver Morley, recently tweeted out an image that shows a driving license store in the Apple Wallet app, right alongside an Apple Pay-stored card.
— Oliver Morley (@omorley1) May 13, 2016
As it stands, Morley confirmed that the card stored in Apple Wallet is just a prototype at this point, and there isn’t a timeline to roll out the idea to the masses any time soon. He also said that while the card is indeed stored in Apple Wallet, it is not a replacement for an actual driving license, but instead an “add-on.”
This isn’t the first time a digital version of a driver’s license has been seen. Back in 2014, Iowa had plans to rollout digital driver’s licenses, which would be available in a dedicated app on iPhones. A pilot program for that initiative exists, and the company working with the government in Iowa is also in talks with 20 additional states to roll out the same idea.
What do you think of the idea?[via 9to5Mac; @omorley1]