"Digital driver's licenses may use Harry Potter-style moving photos & selfies for security"
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Digital driver's licenses may use Harry Potter-style moving photos & selfies for security
We may soon have one less reason to open our wallets.
Morphotrust, a biometric company, has developed digital drivers licenses or DDLs.
Drivers who want to DDL would download a SmartPhone app.
You could verify yourself one of several ways, either using a pin or possibly using a, a, a selfie.
A picture that you would take of yourself that would be compared to the picture that they've taken of you and is on file in your driver's license record.
DDLs will have a slew of security features.
One seems to come straight from a book about a certain boy wizard.
The Harry Potter feature is just the, the individual's head rotates back and forth.
It indicates first of all that its got a live connection okay and that its a its a valid DDL.
Delaware and Iowa are among the states interested in adopting DDL's.
Iowa will begin a pilot test this summer.
They want to make sure that they can, push updates or changes out to that driver's license in real time.
One of the great advantages of the DDL is that it's not just a dead piece of plastic.
It will have a live link back to the DMV's.
System of record.
That could mean fewer trips to the DMV.
In Sacramento, I'm Sumi Das, Cnet.com for CBS News.
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