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Issuing and using the driving licence is possible through a smartphone

The issue and use of the driving licence in smartphones and other mobile devices, with integrity and authenticity assurances of information, user privacy and interoperability between different countries, will give rise to an international standard ISO 18013-5, which was debated in the meeting of the working group of the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) that took place between 1 and 4 July at INESC TEC’s headquarters, in Porto.

26th July 2019

Through the High-Assurance Software Laboratory (HASLab), alongside Multicert, INESC TEC hosted the meeting of the working group of the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO), which was focused on the driving licence for mobile devices and had around 35 experts in electronic identification systems from 11 different nationalities, representatives of mobile operating systems suppliers, companies of electronic identification systems and government agencies responsible for the driving licence in their respective jurisdictions.

Within the scope of its regular participation in the working group that is developing this specification, Multicert suggested the city of Porto, in particular INESC TEC, as the location for one of the meetings of 2019. “INESC TEC was the clear choice to host a meeting of this nature. Besides the excellent infrastructures and logistics conditions, INESC TEC is a reference in R&D. By gathering in Porto, we aimed at connecting INESC TEC’s scientific community with the experts of leading businesses and promoting the participation of the Portuguese experts in international standardisation activities”, explains Nuno Ponte, Head of Advanced Solutions at Multicert.

As a result of this working group meeting, a prototype interoperability test of the driving licence for mobile devices will be carried out in August 2019 in Omaha, in the USA.

It should be noted that this is the first time that this meeting is held in Porto, having been organised in recent years in Lisbon (Portugal), Cupertino (the USA), Okayama (Japan), Melbourne (Australia), Leiden (the Netherlands) and Ljubljana (Slovakia).