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  • AAMVA On - Facial Recognition (May 2013)Current Use of Machine-Readable Technologies

    AAMVA tracks what technologies jurisdictions employ on their driver's license and identification card documents. We hope to include information on machine-readable technologies employed on other DMV documentation in the future, such as titles, registrations, and cab cards. If information in this table is out of date for your jurisdiction, please notify Geoff Slagle, Director of Identification Standards.

    Although jurisdictions support the AAMVA DL/ID standard, AAMVA cannot indicate whether, or to what degree, any of the jurisdictions are encoding to the standard. All jurisdictions are encouraged to take advantage of AAMVA's free Courtesy Verification Program to determine if their encoding meets the AAMVA standard and what changes need to be made to bring their documents into compliance.

    DL/ID Technologies:

    • Biometric Technology 
    • Smart Cards   
    • Canadian License Technology   
    • U.S. License Technology
           

    Contact: Geoff Slagle, Director, Identity Management, (703) 342-7459

    Biometric authentication is the identification science of using a physiological or behavioral characteristic of an individual (such as fingerprints, facial geometry, iris, blood vessel pattern in the retina, voice, signature, etc.) to attempt a confirmation of the identity for that individual "automatically" with a high degree of certainty. The Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS), as well as other licensing authorities, uses a combination of information in order to identify an individual, such as his/her Social Security Number, name, date-of-birth, etc. Since there is a real possibility that biometric data may one day replace or supplement existing identification data for drivers, AAMVA participates in the development of standards and model legislation for the use of  biometrics and actively seeks possible biometric applications for its customers.
     
    Currently all biometric related work is being done through the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) technical committee M1. 

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    Contact: Geoff Slagle, Director, Identification Standards, (703) 342-7459.

     

    AAMVA's Information Technology (IT) Committee formed a cross-program study to examine smart card technology and determine its viability for use in motor vehicle administration. Several jurisdictions have also initiated their own studies of smart cards for motor vehicle administration purposes, while others are exploring it. The Smart Card Working Group seeks to define standards for smart card usage for those jurisdictions that choose to implement smart cards into their operations.

    AAMVA's Smart Card Working Group has produced a document, "Smart Card Usage in Motor Vehicle Applications". It should assist jurisdictions in exploring smart card technology and serve as a tool in making decisions about this technology for existing and future DMV applications. The document highlights the working group's fact findings, lessons learned, exploration of industry usage, and includes 

    • how jurisdictions can use the technology
    • required hardware, software, and communications infrastructure
    • advantages/disadvantages of the technology
    • how industry can assist with implementing this technology
    • types of standards required
    • implementation costs
    • how and by whom the technology will be used
    • guiding principles for the use of this technology
             

    Contact: Geoff Slagle, Director, Identification Standards, (703) 342-7459.

    Current and Planned Technologies for U.S. Jurisdictions (June 2011)  

    Jurisdiction
     
      Magnetic Stripe  
      
      1D Barcode  
     
      2D Barcode   
     
      Radio Frequency  
     
      Considering  
     

    Alabama

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    Alaska

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    Arizona

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Arkansas

    Yes

     

    Yes

     

     

    California

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Colorado

    Yes

     

    Yes

     

     

    Connecticut

     

    Yes*

    Yes

     

     

    Delaware

     

    Yes*

    Yes

     

     

    District of Columbia

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Florida

    Yes

     

    Yes

     

     

    Georgia

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Hawaii

     

    Yes*

    Yes

     

     

    Idaho

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    Illinois

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Indiana

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Iowa

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Kansas

    Yes

     

    Yes

     

     

    Kentucky

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Louisiana

    Yes

     

    Yes

     

     

    Maine

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Maryland

    Yes*

     

    Yes

     

     

    Massachusetts

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    Michigan

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes**

     

    Minnesota

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Mississippi

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    Missouri

    Yes

     

    Yes

     

     

    Montana

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Nebraska

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    Nevada    

       

    Yes

    Yes

       

    New Hampshire

    Yes

     

    Yes

     

     

    New Jersey

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    New Mexico

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    New York

     

     

    Yes

    Yes**

     

    North Carolina

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    North Dakota

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    Ohio

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Oklahoma

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    Oregon

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Pennsylvania

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Rhode Island

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    South Carolina

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    South Dakota

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    Tennessee

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Texas

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Utah

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    Vermont

    Yes

     

    Yes

    Yes**

     

    Virginia

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Washington

     

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes**

     

    West Virginia

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    Wisconsin

    Yes*

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Wyoming

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    U.S. Dept. of State

     

     

    Yes

     

     

    Totals:

    19

    28

    53

    4

     

    * Found only on older versions.
    ** Enhanced DL/ID only.
     

    Current and Planned Technologies for Canadian Jurisdictions (June 2011) 

    Jurisdiction
     

      None 
     

      Magnetic Stripe 
     

      1D Barcode  
     

      2D Barcode 
     

      Radio Frequency 
     

      Planned 
     

    Alberta

     

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    British Columbia

     

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes*

     

    Manitoba

     

     

     

    Yes

    Yes*

     

    New Brunswick

     

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Newfoundland

     

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Northwest Territories

     

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Nova Scotia

     

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Nunavut

     

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Ontario

     

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes*

     

    Prince Edward Island

     

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Quebec

     

     

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes*

     

    Saskatchewan

     

     

    Yes

    Yes

     

     

    Yukon Territory

    None

     

     

     

     

     

    Totals:

    1

    2

    11

    12

    4

     

      

    * Found only on older versions.