The UK's equivalent of the DMV is considering making digital driving licenses that could be stored in the Apple Wallet, Slashgear reports. Today, Oliver Morley, the CEO of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), tweeted an image showing what the digital driver’s licenses could look like, along with the caption, "So here's a little prototype of something we're working on #drivinglicense."
An add-on to the physical license
Typically, the iPhone's virtual wallet is associated with Apple Pay, but it can also store multiple credit cards, memberships cards, and tickets. In this case, the Apple Wallet would store the driving license information on a person's phone. There is no timeline for when the digital license will go live in the UK. In another tweet, Morley clarified that the DVLA is not doing away with the old, credit card-sized licenses. The digitalized version is simply "an add-on." No word on whether US drivers will have the option of a digital license too.