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    Samsung Wallet to get driver’s license integration in the US

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    Last updated: October 6th, 2023 at 14:55 UTC+02:00

    Last night, Samsung announced during the SDC 2023 event that it will soon bring new features to the Samsung Wallet app. Apart from credit, debit, and loyalty cards, users can store their driver's license in their Galaxy smartphones using the Samsung Wallet app.

    Driver's license to be available in Samsung Wallet in Arizona and Iowa in the US

    Samsung announced that users in Arizona and Iowa could soon add their Virtual Driver’s Licenses to the Samsung Wallet app on compatible Galaxy smartphones. These are just the first states in the US, though, and the company has plans to expand the same service to more states in the US in the future.

    Driver's license and state IDs can be added, and the information from those cards will be visible in the Samsung Wallet app, along with a QR code that can be scanned by authorities if needed. According to Samsung, this information will be added through IDEMIA, which handles all official identification. The South Korean firm is using the ISO/IEC 18013-5 standard to save these ID cards, and all the information is said to be “secure, accurate, and private.

    Samsung said it is working with TSA on a program that allows users to store licenses and IDs at 25 airports in the US. In other countries, including India and South Korea, Samsung has worked to integrate several state IDs and government documents in the Samsung Wallet app.

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