Mobile vs. Digital
Mobile driver’s license, or mDL, is the accepted industry term, however the term digital driver’s license (DDL) is also widely used to describe implementations in the media.
How Does It Work?
The mDL holder accesses the data in an mDL through a downloadable app approved by a state’s department of motor vehicles (DMV) or an equivalent agency. The app allows holders to determine which mDL data they wish to share during a specific encounter. The entity that needs to confirm an individual’s identity requests and receives information through an electronic reader that is capable of confirming the authenticity of the mDL and receiving the data that has been authorized for sharing.