According to WESH Orlando, Florida residents next year will be able to apply for new mobile driver's licenses that can be easily accessed on a smartphone, tablet, or other device. They will be valid as a traditional license. From the report: The service will be provided by the company Thales, which designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defense, transportation and security markets. "The State of Florida will be the first state in the United States to provide mobile Driver Licenses with leading-edge security mechanisms, fully compliant with rigorous national and international standards.," a statement from Thales said. According to Thales, a digital license will work the same way as a traditional one. People would open the app and present it to verify your age, check in at TSA or interact with law enforcement. As of now, though, Thales states on their website, "It will be up to each state and local law enforcement agency to determine what procedure and methods work best within their existing protocol." It's unclear exactly when Florida will begin offering the mobile licenses.Read more of this story at Slashdot. Click here to read full news..