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UK shows off prototype of a digital driving licence using Apple Wallet

It looks like drivers in the UK will soon be able to store their drivers licence on their iPhones using Apple’s Wallet app. The CEO of the UK’s Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) shared an image of a prototype digital driving licence in the Wallet app on an iPhone. More after the jump.

So here’s a little prototype of something we’re working on #drivinglicence pic.twitter.com/a5eItrdiNI

— Oliver Morley (@omorley1) May 13, 2016

Apple’s Wallet app is currently only used to store Apple Pay-compatible credit and debit cards, boarding passes, tickets, reward cards and soon your driving license. You’ll never have to worry about losing your I.D. again!

In a separate tweet, DVLA CEO Oliver Morley notes that there’s no word on when the digital driving license will be available to the public, it also won’t necessarily be a replacement for your photo card but an ‘add-on’, and that security is their main priority.

1) prototype = no timeline yet
2) not replacement for photocard, an add-on
3) security our priority
4) possible because #nomorecounterpart

— Oliver Morley (@omorley1) May 13, 2016

The news comes a year after the DVLA got rid of the paper counterpart of the driving licence entirely, leaving only the plastic card.

What do you think of this move? Let us know in the comments below

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