Great News From UK!
In 2011, we were already promoting the fact that Apple Wallet (formerly known as Passbook) could store your business cards and other digital passes. Today Apple Wallet is already the home to your credit cards (for some countries), loyalty cards, promotion passes and boarding passes.
Soon it could hold your driver’s license and other official documents.
“The United Kingdom’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has revealed that it is prototyping digital licenses that live on your iPhone.
“Here’s a little prototype of something we’re working on,” teased Oliver Morley, CEO of the DVLA, when he tweeted the photo above, which shows a mock U.K. driving license inside the Apple Wallet app.
Until last June, Drivers in the U.K. had to carry two different kinds of licenses: a “photo card,” like those used in the U.S., which includes a photo and personal details, and a “counterpart,” which detailed any points the driver had collected for speeding.”
What Australia is Doing…
“In an Australian first, our citizens will be able to display, apply for, receive, update and renew their licences using using a secure app on their smartphone and eliminating the need for a physical card. This will allow us to provide real time information on various licence types and as well push renewal reminders before expiry.
It will also have licence verification capabilities that draw on the most up-to-date information available, which will significantly reduce the likelihood of fraud or misuse. All licence information will have a commercial level of encryption, similar to that of online banking.
This platform will work across web and mobile systems, providing our citizens with a single digital wallet where multiple licences can be stored.
Digital licences will be available on an opt in basis and customers will be able to choose to get their licence digitally, as a card, or in both forms.”
- Your driver’s license could soon live in your Apple Wallet
- UK developing digital driving licence
- How can government serve you better? (GovInnovate, Canberra, 25 November 2015)