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# 254421 11-Aug-2019 18:18
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In the UK they don't need to carry a physical driver's license, because they can use an official app on their smartphones.  It sure would be handy if we could do the same in this country.  I saw some announcement about the gold card for super-annuitants having an app developed, surely the same could be done here for driver's licenses?


We should lobby the relevant government minister IMO.  Would that be the minister for transport? 


I'm sick of having to carry a wallet full of cards that my phone could easily replace!  We need an improvement in contactless payments so that high fees don't lead to half the businesses displaying "no paywave" on their EFT-POS terminals.  Then all businesses should also offer their loyalty cards as apps.  The government can play their part by having the Driver's license as well as gold card available as apps.  All I'd need to do then is get a smart lock and a Tesla and I'd only need to ensure I had my smartphone and was wearing pants when I left home!


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  # 2294288 11-Aug-2019 18:36
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i agree with you on that, could just provide a QR code for the someone with authorized access to get your details. ie the police.

 

would make sense if it were developed under the RealMe guise as per the passport system


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  # 2294405 11-Aug-2019 20:35
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I wouldn't try it with essential things like drivers license, but I scan cards like health insurance, airpoints, etc, and use the image in my phone. There is an app to keep cards in a phone, I tried it but found a basic image browser just as effective. Only probably is you can't swipe a magnetic strip with a phone.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2294416 11-Aug-2019 20:52
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timmmay:

I wouldn't try it with essential things like drivers license, but I scan cards like health insurance, airpoints, etc, and use the image in my phone. There is an app to keep cards in a phone, I tried it but found a basic image browser just as effective. Only probably is you can't swipe a magnetic strip with a phone.



Apple Pay (and the android variant) show magnetic strips as outdated now?

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  # 2294422 11-Aug-2019 21:12
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Surely the major issue with keeping loyalty cards on your phone is stamp marks all over your screen? :)





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  # 2294425 11-Aug-2019 21:22
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PhantomNVD:

Apple Pay (and the android variant) show magnetic strips as outdated now?

 

Let's see you convince the Z petrol machines of that... it wouldn't accept a photo of my airports card, I had to use my physical card. Not sure if you can scan flybuys / countdown cards or if you have to use the strip.

 

There are just some situations magnetic is useful.


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  # 2294430 11-Aug-2019 21:26
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I'm using the android stocard app(Google pay works too) to store all my loyalty card + I scanned my driver license and stored it too in case I forgot my wallet. Many shops can scan the code already, the ones who cant use the number

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  # 2294462 11-Aug-2019 22:46
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timmmay:

 

PhantomNVD:

Apple Pay (and the android variant) show magnetic strips as outdated now?

 

Let's see you convince the Z petrol machines of that... it wouldn't accept a photo of my airports card, I had to use my physical card. Not sure if you can scan flybuys / countdown cards or if you have to use the strip.

 

There are just some situations magnetic is useful.

 

 

If you have the Z app on your phone you can scan the QR code in that instead. Interesting it didn't accept the photo, perhaps the resolution wasn't sufficient?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2294469 11-Aug-2019 22:59
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KiwiSurfer:

 

If you have the Z app on your phone you can scan the QR code in that instead. Interesting it didn't accept the photo, perhaps the resolution wasn't sufficient?

 

 

Suspect referring to at-pump (laser) vs at counter (3D/optical - push side buttons)


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  # 2294474 11-Aug-2019 23:21
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Face recognition software should be enough these days for police to capture an image of your face to get your ID etc, if you have a license. I recall that when the new licensing system came in in the 90's, that they did build that sort of future functionality into the system. I recall at the time that people thought it was very 'big brother' , but attitudes seem to have changed a lot since then as technology has caught up. It is pretty much what the police did in Back to the future 2 in 2015


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  # 2294477 11-Aug-2019 23:40
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Do you mean this? 

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/dvla-reveals-driving-licence-smartphone-app

 


I'm in the UK and hold a UK drivers licence and I have never seen that. Have you got some more up to date information?




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  # 2294479 12-Aug-2019 02:03
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lxsw20:

 

Do you mean this? 

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/dvla-reveals-driving-licence-smartphone-app

 


I'm in the UK and hold a UK drivers licence and I have never seen that. Have you got some more up to date information?

 

 

Has that still not gone live?  I was sure they would have finished the app within the last 3 years and drivers would be using it.

 

Maybe here in NZ they are waiting until several other countries have something like this in use before we copy them.


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  # 2294480 12-Aug-2019 02:46
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Its not a thing far as I'm aware, can't find anything on it on the UK DVLA site.


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  # 2294486 12-Aug-2019 06:16
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Oblivian:

KiwiSurfer:


If you have the Z app on your phone you can scan the QR code in that instead. Interesting it didn't accept the photo, perhaps the resolution wasn't sufficient?



Suspect referring to at-pump (laser) vs at counter (3D/optical - push side buttons)


I scan my electronic Airpoints card at the pump at Z stations. It'll pick it up with no issues.

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  # 2294505 12-Aug-2019 07:35
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I believe that NSW have a drivers licence app. Also have done away with registration stickers as number plate recognition can do all that now.

Feeling like NZ is a bit of a tech backwater over this.

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  # 2294514 12-Aug-2019 08:39
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MarkH67:

 

Then all businesses should also offer their loyalty cards as apps.  

 

 

 

 

Google pay has done this for a while!


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