Delaware pilot program will replace driver’s license with a smartphone app


Delaware could be the first state to roll out electronic driver’s licenses, provided a new pilot program goes well. The Delaware DMV has launched a test program that will include around 200 DMV employees and “stakeholders,” who will use an electronic driver’s license for the next six months.

“It is exciting for us to be one of the first states to test this innovative technology that can both protect the privacy of our customers and enhance safety in ways that can’t be achieved with a traditional driver license or identification card,” said Scott Vien, Director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles. “It is our responsibility to always bring the best-in-class offerings to our State and an mDL holds the promise of offering an always-updated, secure credential that will be easy-to-use by our consumers, businesses and law enforcement.”

“This six month pilot will help us see what mDLs look like in real-world scenarios and address any issues that arise as a result before we decide to fully adopt and implement this application for our more than 800,000 licensed drivers and ID card holders,” said Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan. – READ MORE

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