“Eighty percent of respondents expressed interest in the idea of a mobile driver license smartphone app, and 70 percent said they were interested in being able to renew their licenses using a smartphone.”
OT-Morpho is making its pitch for mobile driver licenses with the backing of new survey findings suggesting that a majority of US citizens are ready to embrace the concept.
The survey was conducted by Radius Global Market Research and OT-Morpho subsidiary MorphoTrust USA, and polled 4,000 Americans who own a smartphone and have a driver license or state ID card. Eighty percent of respondents expressed interest in the idea of a mobile driver license smartphone app, and 70 percent said they were interested in being able to renew their licenses using a smartphone. And, of course, it was millennials who expressed “the highest concept acceptance”, according to a statement announcing the findings.
MorphoTrust started testing its mobile driver license concept in a pilot project undertaken with the Iowa Department of Transportation last year. The system, which used facial recognition via users’ mobile cameras in order to verify their identities, saw “a high level of satisfaction” from those involved in the trial, according to a MorphoTrust executive. This summer, OT-Morpho announced what appears to be the fruition of that project, a mobile ID app called License2Go.
OT-Morpho is now inviting government agencies to discuss its new survey findings with its executives, and is clearly ready to see its mobile ID technology enter into a deployment phase.
August 23, 2017 – by Alex Perala