Last year, we told you about Iowa’s interest in launching digital driver’s licenses, a move that might begin the phasing out of plastic licenses currently in use nationwide.

On Wednesday, the state announced live testing of what it calls the Mobile Driver License (mDL) in a number of settings, but that testing will be limited to hundreds of Iowa Department of Transportation employees

The license appears on your smartphone, and looks much like a normal driver’s license, including a photo, date of birth, address and license expiration date. In a demonstration video, which uses an iPhone, a quick screen swipe flips the license to its back, revealing a bar code and the class of the license Read more…

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Iowa begins testing digital driver’s licenses on your smartphone