Oliver Morley, the CEO of the UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) revealed that the company is working on a digital driving license.
Morley revealed this in a tweet that he posted on Twitter today, in which he posted a picture of the prototype for the license and then revealed more about it with the following:
1) prototype = no timeline yet
2) not replacement for photocard, an add-on
3) security our priority
4) possible because #nomorecounterpart
— Oliver Morley (@omorley1) May 13, 2016
As mentioned in the tweet, the digital driving license is still a prototype, and there is no official timeline for its launch just yet, however, if they are at this stage, we can presume that they are close to getting it approved by UK government.
Once launched, it would provide an additional option for showing your driving license, but it will not be a replacement for one.
Morley says that they plan to make this as secure as possible, whilst bringing identification cards into the future.
As soon as we hear more, we will update you.