Physical driving licenses set to SCRAPPED when digital licenses are rolled out on smartphones
- Digital licenses are displayed on holders' smartphones, protected by a PIN code
- The new licenses are being used in a trial in NSW, but will now be used throughout the state
- NSW Customer Service Minister said that telephones were used as wallets
Physical driving licenses can be a thing of the past, since digital licenses are being introduced on smartphones.
The change was announced Tuesday in the state budget of New South Wales, and 14,000 digital licenses are already being used in a state-wide trial.
The program is now being expanded throughout the state.
Digital driving licenses are displayed on holders' smartphones and are protected by a pin code
Digital driving licenses are displayed on holders' smartphones and are protected by a pin code.
Victor Dominello, NSW Customer Service Minister, said that people were already using their smartphones as a wallet, so it made sense to introduce digital driver's licenses.
& # 39; We use advanced technology so that drivers can use a digital license in everyday scenarios & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; [Digital licenses] offer additional security levels and protection against identity fraud in comparison with the plastic driver's license. & # 39;
Drivers can choose to sign up for the use of a digital license and drivers still had to have their physical license during the trial period.
Victor Dominello, NSW Customer Service Minister, said that people were already using their smartphones as a wallet
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