You might soon be able to store your drivers license on your phone

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Currently, we outsourced some of our wallets functions to our smartphone. Apple pay and Google Pay for example; both store boarding passes, loyalty cards and even our debit and credit cards.  Soon, we may be able to store our driver’s license in them.

While there are already third-party apps that do this in some parts of the world, XDA Developers have discovered that Google is working on an IdentityCredentilalAPI for Android devices to integrate this into the system.

With the IdentityCredential framework, Google will be able to help you store digital IDs on your phone which can be verified by a third party. — potentially even when your phone doesn’t have enough battery to start up Android proper.

I’ll work for drivers license and potentially passports in the future. The work is still in early stages, and of course, the wider public will need to be coaxed into supporting this little bit of the future when it rolls out.

You can read more about it in-depth on XDA below.

Source: XDA Developers, Via Engadget

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