In an attempt to modernize the world of state issued identification cards, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is launching a new digital driver’s license pilot program called the Florida Smart ID. This new ID format is based on your physical identification card, which is scanned and verified by Florida Smart ID Verifier app.
After downloading and authenticating their digital ID, Floridians will easily be able to launch the Florida Smart ID app, select the type of verification needed, and display a specific QR code or barcode that can be scanned. This feature also helps to protect information by only displaying pertinent information for the venue a person is trying to enter.
Please note, at this time, it is not a replacement for the physical driver’s license, so Floridians will still need the physical copy in their possession when driving. Stay tuned for more exciting updates on this pilot program.