In February 2010, the department launched the very first DMV application for the iPhone, which to date has logged more than 70,000 downloads. The Android application has many of the same features, however, the new Android application contains expanded access to DMV Social media alerts such as Facebook, Wordpress and Twitter.
To promote safe driving, the DMV has added new feature of the Android Application called "Safe Chat." Users will be able to set an option that will auto reply to incoming text messages while they are driving. The user can customize a short response of their choice, also the users can set the text to speech option to hear incoming text messages.
The new Android DMV application is free and can be downloaded from the Android Market.
“This new application leverages technology to implement better communication services for our customers,” said DMV Director George Valverde. “The Android app is the latest in diverse mobile platforms.”
Department of Motor Vehicles Director, George Valverde
Don’t Stand In Line, Go Online! Doing business with the California Department of Motor Vehicles has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its Website including online appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions. Customers can also effect transactions by calling DMV customer service at (800) 777-0133.
DMV is a department under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency. The DMV licenses drivers; maintains driving records; registers and tracks official ownership of vehicles and vessels; investigates auto and identity-related fraud; and licenses car dealers, driving schools, and traffic violator schools.