Kentucky announced that it planned to begin offering a mobile driver’s license (mDL) to state residents through the Apple Wallet. In addition, Kentucky has talked about developing a state based app, Kentucky Mobile ID (MID) that will likely work in conjunction with the new Real ID format.
“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,” said Matt Cole, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation. “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.”
There is not currently a timeline for when the expected research and implementation is set to begin, but we will continue to watch for updates on these new ID format, so stay tuned for more information.