California installs test DMV kiosk at UC Irvine

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has installed its first vehicle registration kiosk outside of its field offices at the University of California Irvine, according to The Orange County Register. The kiosk has been provided on an experimental basis.

"UCI (officials) were the first who said yes to us," DMV spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez said.

The kiosk, on the second floor over the campus police department, was installed to provide “an additional resource for the campus," said Julianna Bayley, spokeswoman for the UCI Transportation and Distribution Services.

“This is the next step — taking the DMV business out of the field office," Gonzalez said. “We are always looking for ways to offer alternative services to our customers."

Many services can be accomplished on its website, where the DMV encourages drivers to do most of their business. Motorists can also renew vehicle registrations through the mail or by calling 800-777-0133.

The agency long ago established an appointment system at its offices, and has added kiosks to 60 of its 170 field offices.

The DMV’s pilot program also will feature kiosks at nine supermarkets in Los Angeles County beginning next month.

Carlsbad-based Intellectual Technology is providing the kiosks. It charges the DMV $3.75 for a successful transaction.

Topics: Government, Interactive / Touchscreen

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