Smartphone version of driving licence ‘in development’

How the smartphone version could look. Picture: Twitter/omorley1

How the smartphone version could look. Picture: Twitter/omorley1

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A SMARTPHONE version of the UK driving licence is being developed.

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency chief executive Oliver Morley posted an image of a “prototype” on social media.

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The licence appears as a “pass” in an iPhone’s Apple Wallet app.

Mr Morley said it would be used as an “add-on” to the existing photocard, and insisted that security was “our priority”.

There is no timeline for when the digital licence will be launched.

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The paper part of the licence was abolished in June last year as part of the Government’s drive to reduce unnecessary red tape.

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