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Thales to deliver digital driver's licence to Queensland

Thales has signed a contract to design, develop and deliver the Queensland’s first Digital Licence App.

Thales partnered with Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads and local Queensland SMEs, to design, develop and deliver the State’s first Digital Licence fully integrated app-based solution that is able to manage multiple digital credentials from various sources.

The Digital Licence solution will be piloted in early 2020, before extending to other regional locations and becoming available to over 3.7 million Queenslanders state-wide.

The comprehensive solution that integrates a backend platform with managed services, builds upon Gemalto’s next generation Digital ID Platform and Wallet technology, a globally proven and secure, smartphone-based home for all of the owner's digital identity credentials.

This Digital Licence solution uses a privacy enhanced app as a secure digital vault to store a wide range of digitalized official documents, starting with the owner’s Driver’s Licence, Photo Identification Card, Marine Licence and vehicle registration. The innovative solution is easy to access via a smartphone, while ensuring the owner has complete control over their personal data and the freedom to decide exactly what information to share, with whom, and when.

This is the first time an Australian state will have a Digital licence meeting the International ISO-Compliant Mobile Driving Licence Standard, allowing the State’s digital driver’s licences to be recognised and used in over 18 countries world-wide including the US, UK and France.

“We are excited to be partnering with the Queensland Government to deliver our secure Digital ID Wallet solution. This is the first major contract award in Australia that has resulted from the merger of Thales and Gemalto. The bringing together of two technology powerhouses has strengthened Thales’s position as a world leader in digital security. The Queensland Digital Licence end-to-end solution contract is a demonstration of the success of the integration.” Thales Australia CEO, Chris Jenkins.

Source: Thales Group

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