Iowa’s smartphone driver’s license is a big step toward all-digital wallets
Iowa could be the first state to offer a smartphone driver’s license, with plans to launch a free app in 2015.
According to The Des Moines Register, the license will be a free option alongside a traditional license. Iowa law enforcement offers will recognize the digital license during traffic stops, and airport personnel will accept it during screenings. For security, accessing the license will require a PIN.
It’s unclear which platforms Iowa plans to support, but a photo in the Register story shows the app running on an iPhone.