RDW is working on app that can replace license




The Dutch Department of Road Transport is working on an app for smartphones that can replace the current license. For reading the data using the app probably the NFC chip of smartphones.

The app should be able to provide the replacement in a few years, writes the Telegraph. Spokesman Hans van Huizen None of the RDW tells Tweakers that mostly is still much uncertainty about the app. “We do not really even sure yet whether we’re going to do it through an app or that we otherwise attempt to use the smartphone for the license.”

The key is that it will work via Remote Document Authentication, a method tested the RDW as Idensys pilot. This allows smartphones to capture information from current plastic licenses because there new versions issued an NFC chip is in the Dutch company Gemalto since late 2014. This technique is known as Electronic Driver’s License.

If RDW again looks at Gemalto, the supposedly works like the tests the company has done in recent years include the United States and Australia. In addition, the system works both online and offline and the police can check the real validity in the backend with a second app.

None of House says it is not yet known to what operating systems opens the app. “Everything is still possible, as far as we have not yet.” Presumably the option for a physical license remains. “Not everyone has a smartphone, so I can not imagine that the mobile license will completely replace the plastic licenses me.”


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