The State Department of Motor Vehicles’ Facial Recognition Program is being updated to help combat identity theft and fraud.
The DMV recently implemented an improved facial recognition system that doubles the number of measurement points in a drivers license photo. The changes increase the system’s ability to match license photos in the database and provides for a more accurate photo comparison.
The program focuses on for-hire drivers and those with commercial driver licenses, due to their potential to put more people in danger.
Since the technology was first implemented in 2010, more than 3,600 individuals have been arrested for possessing multiple licenses.