Gemalto to provide secure driver’s license cards for Atlantic provinces of Canada

Gemalto has won four contracts to provide new, highly-secure polycarbonate driver’s licenses to residents of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and help transition the provinces from an over-the-counter issuance process to a secure central issuance. According to a CBC report, the contract is worth $11.5 million. Gemalto will also implement an enrollment solution that includes photo capture, digital signature pad, and a facial biometrics recognition system compliant with ICAO standards, providing a foundation for

Free2Move selects Jumio facial recognition tech for identity verification

Free2Move, a mobility app for car-sharing providers including Car2Go, Flinkster, Multicity, Zipcar, and DriveNow, has selected the Jumio Netverify Trusted Identity as a Service to verify customer driver’s licences quickly and easily. Owned by the French automotive manufacturer PSA Group, Free2Move aggregates local available car share options on a mobile app, providing registered Free2Move users access to local car share providers. Customers register by scanning their photo ID using the camera of their PC or mobile device, and Netverify’s computer

Vision-Box, ATEA deploy nationwide integrated biometric enrollment solution for Regitra

Vision-Box in partnership with ATEA have installed a new nationwide integrated biometric enrollment solution for Regitra, the Lithuanian State Enterprise responsible for issuing nearly 200,000 driver licenses per year. ATEA is a leading supplier of IT infrastructure and system integration in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Together, the two company`s deployed a full-fledged, state-of-the-art identity management infrastructure designed to facilitate the enrollment of citizens’ biometric data, improve the quality level of data capture and management, as well as enhance personal

Automated test track for driver accreditation uses biometrics for identity verification

Safran Identity & Security subsidiary Smart Chip has provided technical guidance to the world’s first fully automated test track for driver accreditation in Punjab, India. Under Smart Chip’s guidance, the state now has 32 tracks fully automated to process the assessment of drivers’ skills before granting a driving license. Smart Chip not only enables the biometric fingerprint recognition for identification of the driver, but has also developed a video analysis application and an online portal for booking time slots for

Acuity report forecasts biometric ID credentials to reach one billion a year by 2022

Acuity Market Intelligence has published new research that predicts that by 2022, annual production of biometric “physical” identity credentials will peak at more than one billion a year. These biometric identity credentials — which include ePassports, national identity cards, and driver’s licenses — will eventually be replaced by next generation “virtual” credentials securely stored in mobile devices and accessed via biometric authentication. The research goes on to state that by 2030, today’s standard identity credentials will be completely obsolete. “The

Zipcar adds biometric authentication for membership approval via mobile app

Zipcar announced that new members who join the car sharing network through its mobile app will be verified using facial recognition technology by matching their valid driver’s license with a “selfie” to authenticate the application. The near-instant membership approval process will enable the member to unlock a vehicle in minutes using only their smartphone. “At Zipcar, we know that consumers decide to join our service for a variety of reasons. Often it is thoroughly planned, but other times members want

GBG to acquire IDscan Biometrics and raise up to $33.8m in share placing

Identity intelligence firm GBG has agreed conditionally to acquire identification software provider IDscan Biometrics, and raise up to £25 million (US$33.8 million) through a share placing on AIM. IDscan Biometrics provides software that automates onboarding of customers and employees by simplifying the identity verification and data capture process. The company helps authentication of documents including passports, visas, ID cards, driving licenses, utility bills and work permits while also capturing facial biometrics. The agreement terms consist of £37 million cash on

FBI has access to 412 million images for facial recognition

According to a new report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has access to nearly 412 million photographs for the purpose of running facial recognition. The images include both passport and driver’s license photos, along with mug shots. The FBI plans to expand its vast database of photos with the addition of 20 additional states. Currently, the FBI has agreements with seven states to share images. The images are shared under the

MorphoTrust eID solution to help decrease tax refund fraud in Alabama

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) and the state of Alabama are teaming up to protect citizens against identity theft and state income tax refund fraud using MorphoTrust’s identity verification solution, eID. Using the electronic ID (eID) application, Alabama residents will be able to protect their tax refunds with something as simple as a “selfie.” The eID initiative will be an opt-in program that adds a new layer of security regarding tax return processing. MorphoTrust’s eID leverages the secure driver’s license and ID

Marquis ID Systems to provide Colorado DMV with biometric ID solution

Marquis ID Systems (MIDS), a Gemalto company, has won a six year contract from the Colorado Department of Revenue`s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to provide a biometrics-based turnkey driver license and identification (DL/ID) card production system. Colorado is currently using MIDS’ issuance solution that includes document scanning and authentication, along with photo, signature, and fingerprint capture and verification. In addition, MIDS is providing Colorado with its central issuance and personalization solution of highly secure polycarbonate driver licenses, instruction permits,