Gemalto announced that it has delivered more than 25 million e-Driver’s Licenses and Vehicle Registration Certificates to India.
Gemalto has been providing these Sealys secure e-documents to multiple states across India since 2003. The Sealys smart card solution combines with the automation of business processes at decentralized regional transport offices and state level transport registers. This enables the Indian government to consolidate driver and vehicle registration information across the population in a central repository, improving the administrative burdens of the transport authority and other government departments.
The secure e-documents contain a microprocessor that stores the driver or vehicle’s data. The document enables on-the-fly verification of driving credentials by authorities and prevents identity theft. The Vehicle Registration Certificate contains data about the vehicle, such as its registration, owner, insurance and pollution control certificate.
The smart card technology also helps the government handle interstate vehicle movement. The e-Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration Certificates in India utilizes the Smart Card Operating System for Transport Applications standard.