De La Rue Identity Systems is supplying the New York State DMV with the solution to issue its new enhanced driver license. The new document includes a combination of advanced anti-counterfeit and security technologies.
The new document can be used in place of passports for travel by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The EDL will be issued from Sept. 16 to U.S. citizens with New York State residency. The state expects to issue around five million of the EDL and existing license documents per year.
The EDL includes a range of pre-printed security features on both the front and back of the card and incorporates an RFID tag and antenna. The EDL will be issued alongside the existing New York State driver license which is also supplied by De La Rue Identity Systems.