What problem does it solve? People frequently forget or misplace their documents. We already have online car insurance apps, now it's time for registration and ID. We have payment methods on our phones such as apple pay or Samsung pay, car insurance. Once we add an ID and registration and the public can skip having their wallet on them at all times. What is your solution and who does it apply to? Prepare an app that would allow the public to present a driver license, registration and car insurance on their phone. What is the anticipated impact? Easier storage of documentation, less of a chance of forgetting documents.
I don't even see why I need my license on me, when the police can simply look it up. Kinda ridiculous.
While we take for granted that "everyone has a phone" a drawback might be people who choose not own, or can not afford, smart phones being left out. If your phone dies and you get stopped you suddenly don't have credentials-- illegal. If we are looking to get rid of the cost of producing the hard copies, this is mandating everyone have a smartphone/punishing a lifestyle that doesn't otherwise require a smart phone.
Something like what has recently been rolled out in TN might be worth exploring for NJ http://www.movemag.org/flexible-by-design/
Digitizing citizen information would seem to save costs, especially with an eye toward eventually phasing out the need for the government to produce the physical cards. Updating your info this way could be done at a self service MVC kiosk or even a website, without asking citizens to take off of work to sit at the MVC all day every couple of years.
In August 2016, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded a grant to further support the development of trusted identities based on Digital Driver's License provided by states. Through a $2M grant awarded to Gemalto, four jurisdictions – Idaho, Colorado, Maryland and Washington D.C. – are implementing a pilot for a secure Digital Driver's License (DDL), which many believe to be the future of trusted identities. In 2017, Wyoming decided to
Having a hard copy in your possession is more reliable. Phones fail. Batteries die. Reliance on technology has a limit... how about an EMP? Also fake IDs would be easily created. A data base with a fingerprint or retinal scan technology would be more secure.
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