DENVER — Colorado is one of the states that is participating in a two-year pilot program for a digital driver’s license.
Cyber-security company Gemalto is designing and testing the pilot program that could replace your traditional license with a cell phone app.
The technology would also give users the ability to limit what information they show in certain situations. For example, you could make the whole license available to a police officer, while only showing your photo and date of birth to a store clerk.
The U.S. Commerce Department awarded Gemalto the $2 million grant to develop the pilot program that will test in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C.
The digital licenses will be more secure than ever, requiring a PIN or fingerprint verification. It will also make it difficult to have a fake ID.
The program first started in Colorado last year.