Queensland set to trial digital driver's licence

Thales Australia

By Jonathan Nally
Monday, 13 January, 2020

Queensland set to trial digital driver's licence

Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has signed a contract with Thales to roll out the state’s first digital licence smartphone app.

Thales has partnered with local firms Code Heroes and Aliva to design, develop and deliver the app.

Thales completed the acquisition of Gemalto in April 2019 during the TMR procurement process, acquiring a set of complementary technologies and competencies.

Therefore, the solution, which integrates a backend platform with managed services, builds on Gemalto’s digital ID platform and wallet technology.

The digital licence acts as a secure vault to store a range of digitised documents, beginning with driver’s licences, photo IDs, marine licences and vehicle registrations.

The app will also provide users with a secure gateway to access TMR’s online services, with the possibility to extend the functionality to other online government services in the future.

The app will be piloted in the Fraser Coast region in early 2020, before expanding to other regional locations and eventually becoming available to more than 3.7 million people state-wide.

The digital licence meets the ISO-compliant Mobile Driving Licence Standard, and will therefore be recognised in more than 18 countries such as the US, UK and France.

Image courtesy Thales.

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