State launches pilot program for digital driver's license

Posted at 8:17 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 07:45:14-04

Maryland has launched its pilot program for a phone-based digital driver's license.

The state's transportation department said in a statement Thursday that volunteers are working with various institutions and businesses to test out the IDs.

The state said the APP will serve as a secure companion to physical IDs. They're also more private. Digital driver's license holders only have to display the information required in a particular situation.

The state is collaborating with the Maryland company Gemalto. The program is a two-year effort funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.