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    Ignition Interlock WG Meeting - April 2018

    The leadership core group of the Ignition Interlock Working Group met at AAMVA headquarters April 11-12, to complete the final draft of the 2018 Ignition Interlock Program Best Practices Guide. The document is now going through the AAMVA approval and publication preparation processes. AAMVA anticipates publishing the document in August 2018. Questions should be directed to Brian Ursino, AAMVA Director of Law Enforcement at bursino@aamva.org.

    Joint mDL Working Group Meets

    The Joint mDL working group held a face-to-face meeting at AAMVA headquarters where it continued with its work on the mobile driver license (mDL) program. The group is finalizing a procurement guidance document and continues to work towards the first official technical guidance for the mDL. This standardization is being led by ISO JTC1/SC17/WG10 and the initial guidance is being developed for offline/attended use cases. The group also continues to monitor and promote opportunities to study and "test-drive" the operational concepts for mDL as well as present both inside and outside the association. Mobile DL will be a topic for a session at every AAMVA regional conference and the 2018 Annual International Conference, in addition to external events like ConnectID, EReg, NAPHSIS, and others. 

    AAMVA Previews AV Guidelines Report at PennDot Automated Vehicles Summit

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation held a second summit on automated vehicles last week in Pittsburg. Kurt Myers, PennDot Deputy Secretary and Chair of AAMVA's International Board, helped host the 400 person event that focused on local planning and economic development, workforce education, training and safety. Cathie Curtis, AAMVA's Director of Vehicle Programs presented an overview of the soon to be published Jurisdictional  Guidelines for the Safe Testing and Deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles. The agenda also featured several well-known speakers, including Chris Urmson, co-founder and CEO of Aurora Innovation, Philip Koopman, from Carnegie Mellon University, and Bryant Walker Smith, assistant professor in the School of Law at the University of South Carolina. 

    The following articles from Regional News - April 13, 2018 received the highest click-through rates:

    RMV Sets Aside Goal of Service In 30 Minutes As Real ID Snags Continue (Massachusetts) 

    The Registry of Motor Vehicles has a longstanding goal of serving 80 percent of motorists in less than a half-hour.  But with long lines at branch offices after the recent launch of a new driver's license system, RMV officials have lowered their sights, at least temporarily. Read more at bostonglobe.com

    MVA Takes Another Step To Make It Easier for Customers (Maryland)

    As part of the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration's (MDOT MVA) continued commitment to provide premier service to all Marylanders, the agency announced a new project called Customer Connect to modernize all information technology (IT) systems it uses to deliver services to customers.  The Maryland Board of Public Works just approved the five-year project. Read more at eyeonannapolis.net.

    Column: It's Easy To Vote Illegally In Nevada

    It's easy to vote illegally in Nevada. All a non-citizen has to do is go the DMV and ask. The DMV uses the same form regardless of whether you're getting a driver's license, ID card or driver's authorization card. The latter are for those, like illegal aliens, who can't meet the proof of identity requirements for the other documents. At the bottom of that form is a voter registration application. Read more at reviewjournal.com. 

    Paper License Plates Get Security Redesign Amid Fraud Increase (Texas) 

    Criminals looking to use fake paper license plates to skirt vehicle inspections or drive around off-the-radar now have one more obstacle in their way as the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles starts issuing a new design aimed at being more difficult to copy. Read more at kxan.com

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