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Oberthur Technologies to supply technology for French drivers’ licenses


Oberthur Technologies has announced that its multifunction operating system will be used by the French State Printing Group to make new electronic drivers’ licenses in France.

The project is new, but the partnership is now. According to Oberthur, it’s been working with the French State Printing Group since 2009.

In particular, Oberthur will provide the operating system embedded in the licenses, which is said to only be readable by state security forces.

“OT is delighted to be a trusted partner for French State Printing Group and to have ANTS’s trust,” Olivier Prestel, Managing Director of the Identity Business Unit at OT said. “Thanks to these long-lasting partnerships, Oberthur Technologies reinforces its leading position on the Identity market in France. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Agence Nationale des Titres Sécurisés and the French State Printing Group to take part in their future projects and offer them the best technology to improve secure identity credentials, their usage and the French citizens’ security.”

Reported previously, Oberthur has just launched its ID-One PIV for eSE solution. According to the company, this new solution combines a JavaCard applet loaded into the embedded secure element as well as an Android application. 

According to a recent research report, Oberthur, GemaltoMorpho and Giesecke & Devrient are currently dominating the ePassport market.

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