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Utah.Gov Launches First Utah State Government Google Home App

Google Home Reviews Driving Laws with New Utah Drivers

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Department of Public Safety and the Department of Technology Services announced the introduction of the Utah driver license practice exam on Google Home. The convenient, voice-activated practice exam allows new drivers to review Utah rules of the road with Google's popular voice-controlled speaker and digital assistant, Google Home.

"This even further expands the ways Utahns can access Utah driver license services," said Chris Caras, Driver License Division Director for the Department of Public Safety. "DPS is always looking for innovative ways to help educate drivers and keep the public safe."

The digital assistant, included with Google Home, helps new drivers study for the driver license exam by reviewing questions. Drivers will be asked several questions from the driver license exam. For example, Google Home might ask, "When approached by an emergency vehicle, the driver must immediately…" and the correct response would be, "Pull to the right and stop."

"Digital assistants present an incredible opportunity for simplifying interactions with state government," said Mike Hussey, State of Utah, Chief Information Officer. "We are always looking for new ways to use technology to benefit the residents of Utah."

Utahns can access the app from Google Home by asking, "Open Utah Driver License Practice Exam."

To learn more, visit Utah.Gov.

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About Utah.Gov

Utah.gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits over 2.7 million residents in the State of Utah. Utah.gov provides citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting with government. Through Utah.gov, citizens can find public meetings, renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting and fishing license, register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In 2015 alone, Utah.gov received 21 awards making it the nation's most honored state website. Utah.gov is managed and operated through a public-private partnership between the state and Utah Interactive, the Salt Lake City-based official digital government partner for the state of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of firm NIC's family of companies.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contact:

Utah Interactive
Sara Watts, 801-983-0275
General Manager
swatts@utahinteractive.org
or
Department of Technology Services
Stephanie Weteling, 801-538-3284
Public Information Officer
stephanie@utah.gov
or
Utah Department of Public Safety
Marissa Cote, 801-793-8025
Director of Public Relations
mvillasenor@utah.gov

@UtahGov
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