Accelerating Mobile Driver’s License Market Adoption with California Business and Public Services

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking a creative, experimental, or proven solution to create opportunities for the use of the recently released California Mobile Driver's License to augment identity and age verification needs for our small and large businesses, and for our public sector entities to enable a convenient and cost-effective channel by December 2024.

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Challenge

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking a creative, experimental, or proven solution to create opportunities for the use of the recently released California Mobile Driver's License to augment identity and age verification needs for our small and large businesses, and for our public sector entities to enable a convenient and cost-effective channel by December 2024.

Background

DMV released the California Mobile Driver’s License (mDL) under a pilot program which is limited to up to 1.5M residents, on a first come, first served basis, that may participate in the pilot until the Legislature opens it to all Californians. We are already leading the nation in the number of mDLs approved by a state. These mDLs are certified for use by the TSA at airports and an increasing number of convenience stores nationally are accepting the mDL TruAge feature for age verification. In addition, these mDLs are also enabled for online/remote verification of identity. We are following international guidelines on securely and digitally transmitting Driver’s License and Identity Card information to business and government entities that are enabled to accept this technology. These mDLs provide a convenient and privacy-preserving channel for California residents for identity and age verification purposes. We are uniquely utilizing two popular standards from ISO and W3C (compared to just ISO in the rest of the nation) with the goal of enabling these to market faster and providing options for businesses with varied technology limitations.  

Requirements & Outcome

The DMV is looking for use cases and possible solutions to enable the consumption of Mobile Driver’s Licenses in the market. The product is accepted at TSA and limited convenience store locations (soon to expand). DMV also has a reader embedded in the mDL that allows anyone (individuals and businesses) to securely read the mDL from and to any mobile phone. The product is being considered for commercial services like car rentals, restaurants, and POS devices at grocery stores. We are looking for ideas and also implementable solutions when possible, to create a rich demand for mDL use and improve adoption both for the identity holders and relying parties that verify the identity and provide subsequent services.   

Budget

Budget Exists

Procurement Method

None - Market Research

Application Period

February 14 through March 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Q&A Period

February 14 through March 5, 2024 at 5:00 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

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Applications are being accepted until March 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM

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