|[September 16, 2013]
Imprimerie Nationale selects Gemalto for the French electronic driving license
AMSTERDAM --(Business Wire)--
French electronic driving license, copyrights Imprimerie Nationale
Gemalto (News - Alert) (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital
security, announces that it is delivering its Sealys electronic
driving license to Imprimerie Nationale, the French public printing
office, as part of a multi-year contract. Gemalto's secure embedded
software will allow the polycarbonate driving license incorporating a
microprocessor to be read and verified via a contactless reader.
Imprimerie Nationale also selected Gemalto's Coesys Issuance
solution to personalize the new eDocument in-house. Gemalto has been
entrusted by Imprimerie Nationale to implement secure personalization
solutions since 2008, supporting Imprimerie Nationale with the issuance
of ePassports and eResident permits to its citizens and residents.
The new French electronic driving license is replacing the traditional
paper document, helping to combat fraud whilst maintaining robust
protection of personal information. An estimated 5 to 10% counterfeit
driving licenses are believed to be in circulation in France1.
As part of an EU-wide program to establish a standard document across
all EU countries, all driving licenses issued and renewed in France will
utilize the new design as of September 16, 2013. Imprimerie Nationale is
responsible for designing the system, operating the production and
personalization of the cards, and chose Gemalto as a key supplier of
electronic ID subsystems.
The Sealys e-driving license will securely store the personal
details printed on the permit, allowing the police to quickly and
efficiently authenticate the identity of the license holder. Over time,
it offers the potential to transform the new French driving license into
a multi-application smart card that can incorporate additional
permit-related serices, such as tracking of driving permits and
insurance, tax and vehicle certification details. In addition, it could
be used to enable secure access to rental or pool vehicles via fully
Didier Trutt, CEO of Imprimerie Nationale, commented: "Gemalto
demonstrated its ability to handle the supply of key subsystems to
Imprimerie Nationale notably when Imprimerie Nationale deployed the
French electronic passport back in 2008. With this high level of
confidence and past investment, we will again harness Gemalto's Coesys
Issuance solution to personalize the electronic driving licenses."
"The electronic driving license developed by Imprimerie Nationale
immediately provides French authorities with a powerful tool to protect
identities and to reduce administrative and fraud costs," added
Frédéric Trojani, Senior Vice President of Government Programs at
Gemalto. "In addition, similar programs have been effective in other
countries in compelling drivers and vehicle owners to be more
accountable for their actions, resulting in more responsible driving
habits and fewer accidents."
1 Source (News - Alert) « L'usurpation d'Identité » Guy de Felcourt, CNRS
éditions - Juillet 2011.
2 Greece, Ireland,
Luxembourg, Norway and UK.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital
security with 2012 annual revenues of €2.2 billion and more than
10,000 employees operating out of 83 offices and 13 Research &
Development centers, located in 43 countries.
We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of
people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel,
shop, bank, entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are
enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for
personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access,
identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency,
convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M)
applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products
which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these
products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user
services made possible.
Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient
digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the
growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the
digital and wireless world.
For more information visit www.gemalto.com,
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