Kentucky isn’t always known for being at the forefront of technology or innovation, but residents of the bluegrass state will soon be some of the first to add their driver’s license or state ID to the Apple Wallet.
The TSA will let people at select airport security checkpoints to use their Apple Wallet IDs.
Apple users would go into their wallet and click + to add their ID. in iOS 15. They must scan their physical ID and take a selfie to verify the ID is their own. Users must also complete a series of facial and head movements for setup. Once the state verifies the ID, it will be added.
Arizona and Georgia will be the first states to introduce the feature with Kentucky, Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, and Utah following. Matt Cole, with the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation said the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is excited about the collaboration.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is excited to be leading the pack through this innovative collaboration with Apple to further deliver on our pledge to take driver licensing to the next level…The potential for mobile driver’s licenses is limitless, and we look forward to taking steps to continue to offer modern conveniences to Kentuckians while maintaining our unwavering commitment to security and privacy,”
You can read more, including Apple’s full press release here.