Gemalto announced that it will work with prime contractor Placard Pty Ltd to provide several million Sealys electronic driving licenses to the Department of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland, Australia over a five year period with implementation commencing in 2010.
Currently, just over 3 million drivers in Queensland hold laminated driver licenses. The new cards will improve the security and privacy of personal data by securely storing driver information electronically. This will make the new license difficult to copy and counterfeit and thereby minimizes the potential for identity theft.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads also plans to use this secure technology for the adult proof of age, marine license indicator and industry authority cards.
Gemalto’s Sealys eDriver License solution is compliant with ISO 24727 standard and the smart card Framework and smart card license interoperability protocol, which is the standard referenced to by the drivers license project.