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  • AAMVA Joins Donate Life to Celebrate National DMV Appreciation Week

    DMVAppreciation2018AAMVA joins Donate Life America and Donate Life State Teams in celebrating National DMV Appreciation Week, September 24-28, 2018. The Donate Life Community will spend this week saying thank you to Departments of Motor Vehicles for their commitment to asking the donor registration question to DMV customers every day. The vast majority of donor registrations in the US come through DMV and driver's license partners. Donate Life America will be celebrating by recognizing the regional and national winners of the 2018 DLA DMV Awards to recognize statewide DMV and individual efforts to successfully increase donor registration. Through their dedication to the Donate Life mission, DMV leaders and staff help save and heal lives. Read more here.

    AAMVA Visits Nebraska, Tours Omaha Service Center

    NebraskaVisit2018On Friday, September 21, AAMVA's Julie Knittle and Brian Ursino met with Nebraska DMV Administrator and Chair of the AAMVA International Board Rhonda Lahm, and Nebraska State Patrol Colonel John Bolduc in their respective offices in Lincoln, Nebraska. In addition to the meetings to discuss current issues and collaboration opportunities, Rhonda and her Deputy Julie Maaske provided a tour of the recently opened Omaha service center. 

    AAMVA at the EID Forum

    EIDForumAAMVA was in attendance and presented at the recently held EID Forum Conference  in Tallinn, Estonia. This was the 10th year for the sold-out event, which showcases eID programs and projects, both governmental and private from all over the World. Estonia's Information System Authority (RIA) played host. RIA coordinates the development and administration of the country's information system, organizes activities related to information security, and handles the security incidents that have occurred in Estonian computer networks. RIA also advises the providers of public services on how to manage their information systems as per requirements and monitors them. AAMVA's Director of Identity Management, Geoff Slagle, provided a speech and participated in a mobile driver license (mDL) panel, as well as moderated a mind-the-gap session around the topic of acceptability of the DL as an identification credential globally. While in the area, Geoff also had the chance to visit with the DMV of Sweden in the city of Orebro. There was good conversation around driver licensing activities with a concentration on research into the electronic frontier, the mDL standardization, and pilot work that continues to grow in prominence.

    This Week's Webinars

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI) – Instant Title Verification Using the VIN Search Feature

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET) 

    Before a jurisdiction issues a title or other ownership document or record, the SWI can provide information to help the jurisdiction determine whether the ownership documentation presented with the application are valid. The information supports jurisdictions' titling processes for both new and used vehicles. The Anti-Car Theft Act requires each jurisdiction to perform an instant title verification check before issuing a title to an applicant claiming to have purchased the vehicle from an individual or entity in another jurisdiction. The SWI VIN search feature can be used to satisfy this legal requirement. In addition, the NMVTIS best practice is that jurisdictions perform an inquiry before issuing a title or other ownership document or record, whether or not the applicant claims to have purchased the vehicle in another jurisdiction.

    Note: This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only.


    NMVTIS Junk Salvage and Insurance (Total Loss) Information (JSI) – What Does it Mean?

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET)

    The webinar will cover a detailed exploration of the Junk Salvage and Insurance (Total Loss) information captured in NMVTIS.  You will learn about the statutory requirements for the information to be captured in NMVTIS as well as gain an understanding of what the information means. 

    Note: This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction members only.


    NMVTIS Suspense Resolution for Online States (AMIE Version) – Part 1 

    Thursday, September 27, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET) 

    NMVTIS has two third party transactions that involve updates between the central site and multiple states. Because the transactions involve multiple states and the central site, it is possible for a transaction to break down before it completes. Further activity against this title record is greatly restricted until the problem is resolved. This webinar provides instruction as to how to identify and resume suspended transactions. The intended audience for this webinar are NMVTIS Help Desk Personnel, Business Process Analyst and IT System Integrators. For a Change State of Title (CSOT) transaction to complete, both the new State-of-title (SOT) and the old SOT and the VIN Pointer file must process the messages without error and return the appropriate confirmations. A flag stored on the VIN Pointer record tracks the transaction's progress and is reset to indicate that no CSOT is in progress when the transaction completes. When the transaction fails to complete, the flag reflects an incomplete status, and the transaction is suspended and appears on the suspended transaction report. No further title update activity can occur on the vehicle in NMVTIS until the suspended title is resolved. When the transaction is suspended the old and new state-of-title have several possible corrective actions they can take. The condition that indicates a suspended transaction has occurred also provides information regarding the cause of the problem and the appropriate corrective action. The States application should have the capability to redrive messages (using original data), resend them (using corrected data) and resubmit a CSOT transaction by sending the original CSOT message with original business data.

    Note: This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction members only.

    The following articles from Regional News - September 21, 2018 received the highest click-through rates:

    IKEA Designs Future Autonomous Cars That Work As Hotels, Stores, And Meeting Rooms

    Once cars can finally drive themselves, we'll have more time to enjoy the journey and do other, much more interesting stuff instead. At least that's the concept behind some of the designs below, developed by retail giant IKEA's "future living lab," SPACE10, based in Copenhagen. The design studio/research lab came up with designs for autonomous vehicles that would be extensions of our homes, offices, and local institutions. Some of its seven ideas, shown below, are almost practical. Who can't imagine autonomously driven cafés or pop-up stores? In fact, they already exist in California—in the form of self-driving cars that have groceries stocked in their back seats. Read more at technologyreview.com 

    State: Most Opt For Standard License, Not 'Real ID' (Massachusetts)

    More than four months after the state started issuing driver's licenses that comply with the federal Real ID security law, the standard license continues to be the most popular service option for customers at Registry of Motor Vehicles locations, according to data presented Monday. For customers who get their licenses at AAA locations instead of RMV branches, however, the Real ID is the most popular option, Registrar Erin Deveney told the Department of Transportation Board of Directors. Read the full article at salemnews.com 

    Where All Those Extra Vehicle Fees in California Actually Go

    Californians pay a number of different taxes and fees in order to operate their vehicles, but only a percentage of certain fees have been designated for roads and infrastructure. Even if the gas tax is excluded, there are still a number of fees associated with owning and operating a vehicle.These range from vehicle emission fees to vehicle registration fees. However, not all of these fees, despite being based on the vehicle, go toward roads. Cumulatively, Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) fees actually total about $8.2 billion per year. The bulk of that money gets split up among different agencies and governments. Read more at abc10.com 19

    Aging Drivers Can Be Reported To DMV If It's Unsafe For Them To Be On The Road (California

    Just because drivers are getting older doesn't mean they are unsafe, but the California Department of Motor Vehicles wants the public to know about services available to help make roads safer. "The goal of the DMV is to keep experienced senior drivers as mobile as possible for as long as possible, extending their safe-driving years," DMV spokesperson Jaime Garza said. The DMV has a list of warning signs to look out for when assessing if an elderly adult should stop driving. If one or more of these signs are recognized, it may be time to have a conversation with the older adult about his or her driving. Read more at bakersfieldnow.com 

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