What is driver's license verification in shared mobility?

Driver’s license verification (DL checks) and the validation of a driver’s license for renting a vehicle enable mobility operators to block fraudsters and ensure only people who are certified by the government end up behind the wheel. 


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Validate a user’s age via a driving licence is a standard KYC procedure in Shared Mobility.

Why do drivers in the shared mobility business need to be validated? 

Through adequate automated ID verification, mobility operators make sure that every driver is genuinely certified by the relevant government authority. This helps to reduce the risk of fraud like Fake ID Fraud and eliminates the likelihood of breaking the bank to offset substantial financial liabilities.

Automated Driver’s License Verification can help to prevent or trace:

  1. Real drivers with fake IDs 
  1. Fake/unprofessional drivers with fake IDs 
  1. Fraudsters with real IDs  
  1. Real drivers with real IDs who have gone rogue 

Where driver’s license verification comes in handy:

Age Verification 

Safety should come first in the shared mobility sector! Underage drivers with fake licenses will not be enabled to pass through the system. A user’s age can be automatically validated via the driver’s permit. 

Screen Out False Licenses

AI-powered IDV solutions extract basic security information out of driving licenses and cross-check it against the government database. If the system discovers a mismatch in data, it’ll react promptly. 

Special License Confirmation

Specific licenses can be validated via the proofing of driver licenses to check if the driver/rider meets the requirements for a particular service (e.g. on behalf of a company). 

Driver Identification

At its core, AI-driven identity verification solutions are designed to check and verify the most essential thing about the driver/rider. If an unforeseen event pops up, the aggregated information can be used to trace the driver. 

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How automated
driver’s license verification works. 

AI-powered services like automated identity verification are built to do one thing: 

Run identity verification tests for Drivers’ permits (or licenses) accurately and in real-time.  

Within a short amount of time, drivers signing up to offer rides on your platform will be onboarded and ready to hop on the road. 

How IDnow’s driver’s license verification works:

Step 1: Integrate 
Our automated identity verification solution integrates easily and quickly with your mobility service, via web or mobile. 

Step 2: Sign Up 

User/Driver signs up to use your service with just a driver’s license and a smartphone. 

Step 3: Take a Selfie 
Driver takes a selfie and a picture of the driver’s license. 

Step 4: Security Data Extraction  
Our API verifies the authenticity of the driver’s license in less than 12 seconds on average. If the analysis is incomplete, our fraud experts can take over within 5 minutes 24/7. 


The benefits of automated driver’s license verification in shared mobility. 

The benefits of leveraging IDnow’s automated identity verification solution to validate driver’s licenses are easy to relate to and understand. They are benefits that can directly impact the operation of your mobility-as-a-service company. Here is why:

Bolster security and strengthen regulatory compliance.
Automated identity verification is fully compliant with EU identity verification requirements and will help you increase security by making it more difficult for fraudsters to access your services. 

Automation, efficiency and accuracy.
Our solution checks the driver’s license in real time. The process leaves no room for error in the extraction of relevant data and ensures a high conversion rate. 

Highly convenient.
IDnow’s automated identity verification solution is powered by state-of-the-art AI and can handle many requests simultaneously. Drivers signing up to use your service can complete the entire verification process without needing to interact with anyone else.  

Speedy driver onboarding and sky-high conversion rates
Automated identity verification answers all the identity questions you need to ask new drivers in the shortest possible time. Verified drivers on your platform are immediately onboarded, giving you the freedom to add as many new drivers as your system can handle. 

Important FAQ on
Driver’s license verification

How accurate is the information verified by IDnow’s identity verification solution? 

Our solution is highly-efficient at data extraction through Hologram Verification or NFC-enabled Verification. Once extracted, our solution digs into its database to cross-reference the data with the relevant country’s requirements. If the license fails the requirements, it gets declined.

Does IDnow’s identity verification solution verify all kinds of driver’s licenses? 

Yes. Our solution can validate the security features on driver’s licenses from 43 countries around the globe.  

Is IDnow’s identity verification solution compatible with all mobility services? 

Our solution addresses all mobility services, whether car-sharing, car-pooling, car rental, public transport or even micro-mobility (bicycle, electric scooter…). 

What do drivers need in the ID verification process? 

A driver’s license (or permit) and a smartphone. No need for complex tools. The instructions are simple and straightforward, so there’s minimal chance of error. IDnow’s support will remain available 24/7 to help drivers signing up to work through your company. 

On which channels can IDnow’s identity verification solution be integrated? 

Our solution can be in a (mobile) web flow, via SDK or in a native app. 

Which countries are being supported when it comes to driver’s license verification? 

IDnow’s identity verification solution is able to cover driver’s licenses from 43 countries worldwide. Additional documents can be added on request. Both card- and paper-based documents are supported. Paper-based documents are verified manually by an agent (no waiting time for the end customer during the identification process).

What does the commercial model look like? 

Our commercial model basically consists of a one-time setup fee depending on the scope of the solution you intend to use, a unit fee for each ident transaction (we only charge you if the identification process has been fully completed and an identification result has been created) and a monthly fee for the usage of the platform. Talk to your sales manager for further details.  

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