India, with 110 million drivers and many more vehicles, is facing many challenges related to road security, pollution and administrative burden to name a few.
Several Indian states are already rolling-out new secure documents, so-called electronic driver’s license and electronic registration certificate cards, to tackle these problems.
The e-Driver's License incorporates a microprocessor that securely stores the driver’s data, protecting citizens against identity theft. In addition, it contains information on the driver’s history which is expected to contribute to a reduction in car accidents. Similarly, statutory data about the vehicle, its registration, its owner, vehicle insurance and pollution control certification is stored in the microprocessor embedded in the e-Registration Certificate card.
In addition to delivering digital security and convenience, implementing these e-documents provides considerable administrative efficiency and greater transparency for the authorities. With the country’s rapid growth, there is an increasing need for expansion of this solution to more states in India.
Gemalto announced that it has surpassed the twenty-five million mark for electronic driver’s licenses and electronic registration certificates for vehicles delivered to India. The program is expected to be the world’s largest of its kind.
Gemalto contributes to India's smart card-based vehicle registration ID program.