Dutch on the road towards mobile driving licence

04/10/16

Senior officials at the Dutch road transport authority have hinted that the country is working towards a mobile version of the country’s driving licence.

Bas van den Berg, head of the driving licences unit at the RVW, told Dutch media that the agency is working on an app version of the licence that would accompany a card.

‘You’ll download an app from the store and the details of your driving licence will be stored in a secure manner,’ he said to Nos.nl.

Van den Berg explained that the app would exist in two forms: one for the licence holder and one to allow the police to read the details securely. He added that security was a paramount issue: ‘There are no 100 per cent guarantees against hacking, but the technology has evolved to the point where people’s details can be stored securely.’

Earlier this year, the chief executive of Britain’s DVLA revealed it was working on a digital licence for smartphones in a Tweet.

Oliver Morley, the licensing agency’s chief executive, revealed the plans by posting a photo of a prototype driving licence running on an iPhone on Twitter.

Morley posted the image, showing a licence sitting within the iPhone’s Wallet app, writing: “So here’s a little prototype of something we’re working on.”

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