Where it Works:

We can read drivers' licenses from over 40 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces. Those states and provinces that do not currenlty have data encoding are quickly moving towards implementation.

Some licenses have magnetic stripe technology, others have barcodes and sometimes licenses have both. Smart card or radio frequency (RFID) technologies are also currently being considered in some places.

To see the current status of driver's license technology in your State or Province, visit the Swipe-compiled map of the U.S. and Canada.

Inside the Swipe Bar

Intro to Inside the Swipe Bar

The Hardware:
State of the Art
With One Swipe
Where it Works
Is it Legal?
Magnetic Stripe or Barcode?
Other Options
Extra Features

The Software:
What it Does
What it Really Does
Data Capture
Computer Matching
How We Use It
How We Might Use It
How Others Could Use It