Google is working on securely storing Digital Driver’s Licenses in Android

Carrying a wallet has become less of a necessity for me since I started using Google Pay to manage my credit cards, but there’s still no way I can travel anywhere without my driver’s license. I know a few people who use wallet cases to hold what few cards they must carry on their person, but I’m waiting for the day when I can legally drive to Walmart with just my phone on me. A digital driver’s license offers multiple advantages over the traditional ID card. You can’t lose it, you can update it remotely so you don’t have to stand in line at the DMV, you can wipe it remotely if your phone gets stolen, you’re less likely to get your identity stolen since you don’t need to carry a wallet with easily accessible information, you’re less likely to leave your phone at home, and you’ll have an easier time bringing it up on request. Authorities across the U.S. are slowly recognizing the benefits of a mobile driver’s license, which is why we’re hearing more U.S. states test their adoption each year.