Tennessee Residents Can Now Renew Their Driving License Within Minutes On An iPad

Tennessee Residents Can Now Renew Their Driving License Within Minutes On An iPad

It’s now much easier to renew your driver’s license in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has installed 72 iPad kiosks in 26 driver service center across the state to make it quicker and easier for drivers to renew their licenses “in minutes.” It has cost the department almost $80,000 to set up the service, which it hopes will improve wait times by making the process of renewing a license significantly quicker.

The Department is calling the kiosks “ASSETS”  (automatic self-service electronic terminals), and each iPad will be have a special app installed that will allow drivers to complete all of the necessary forms electronically before paying for their license with a credit or debit card.

Once the transaction is complete, the new license will be available within minutes, The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security says. Commissioner Bill Gibbons is confident that ASSETS will eradicate those lengthy waits. He said:

Reducing the wait time at driver service centers is one of our top priorities. These self-service iPad stations will cut down on the number of customers waiting for service from a driver license examiner and will help reduce the overall wait time for all customers.

The iPads will also allow drivers to change addresses on existing driver licenses, and process reinstated payments. In the future, they will also allow customers to schedule road test appointments.

  • technochick

    Interesting idea. We could use that here in Los Angeles.

    But it needs a way to let us update our photos. Mine is still from when I was 17 and my parents let me dye my hair cherry red and wear a faux hawk. And that was almost 10 years ago.

    There should be a way to take a photo with the front cam, or have a line that you go to to add an updated photo or something

  • Brandon Dillon

    Pretty cool that my state is doing this. Although, I’m pretty sure that you can do all of this online at home. I know you have to come in every so many years for an updated photo though.

  • aotsoffshore5

    very good idea………keep it up………

    monica
    http://www.ezdrivingtest.com/

  • aotsoffshore5

    very good idea………keep it up………

    monica
    http://www.ezdrivingtest.com/

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