Digital Driving Licences On Your Phone By 2018

(DAILY MAIL) By next year motorists will be able to store digital licenses on their smartphones.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will test the system this September and roll it out in spring 2018.

DVLA CEO Mr Morley tweeted a photo of a prototype for a digital licence which showed an iPhone screen displaying the image of a licence in the Apple Pay app.

Chief Executive Oliver Morley insists it will be ‘quick, easy and secure’ to prevent forgeries but plastic licenses will still be available.

He wants the free digital service to allow people to share and validate information with ‘trusted’ third parties such as employers and insurers.

Mr Morley tweeted a photo of a prototype for a digital licence which showed an iPhone screen displaying the image of a licence in the Apple Pay app.

It comes as The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) plans to modernise driving tests to prepare for driverless cars.

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