Biometric mobile driver's licence trial launches in Wyoming
06 October 2017 13:21 GMT

Wyoming and three other states are piloting digital driver’s licenses that uses fingerprint technology.

The digital IDs will only be available to about 100 people statewide within the Wyoming Department of Transportation and Wyoming Highway Patrol, said Debbie Trojovsky, WYDOT’s program manager for driver services.

The digital IDs, developed with Gemalto, can be accessed through an app downloaded to an iPhone or Android smartphone.

The DDLs also include an age identification feature that would eliminate the need to show a bar or casino an entire driver’s license containing a bunch of personal information.

The app also features a digital ID that looks much like a driver’s license. It could be used for regular law enforcement purposes.

Wyoming is joining the pilot about one year into the process and will participate for about a year.