Drivers in NSW will soon see the change in their driving licenses, moving to their smartphones. As the government is about to introduce digital licensing which was announced as part of NSW’s state budget.
After a few months, NSW driver will be opting for digital licensing system.
An app ‘ServiceNSW’ will allow users to access the licenses using their smartphones and will be secured with a secret pin. The provision to access it offline may also be available. The app may also contain identification and proofs to be accepted at various outlets including clubs.
The digital system as already been trialed in various suburbs of East Australia including Albury and Sydney. Testing may continue for next couple of months or so with drivers in NSW.
“Smartphones have become the de facto wallets and we’re using cutting-edge technology so that drivers can use a digital licensing everyday scenario,” says NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello.
After the new system has been tested and implemented, drives will need not carry physical licenses and will instead make use of the app to access licenses. However, it is being said that the new system will not be made mandatory and will remain optional.
All driver are free to participate in the trials and can be among the first ones to receive digital licenses once it becomes available through ServicsNSW app.