Finland Getting Driver’s License and Second-Generation Smart Tachograph Card Solution

HID’s comprehensive smartcard solution to secure access to device data for drivers, law enforcement and more.

Finland Getting Driver’s License and Second-Generation Smart Tachograph Card Solution

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AUSTIN, Texas — Identity solutions provider HID has been awarded a contract to provide Finland with a new high-security driver’s license cards and personalization services solution, incorporating the European second-generation smart Tachograph solution.

This collaboration “reflects HID’s commitment to enhancing security and efficiency in Finland’s transportation systems,” according to the HID announcement.

Finland “will benefit from a comprehensive, tailor-made, and configurable solution that integrates software, hardware, and equipment to align with the Traffic Authority’s vision of a streamlined and efficient digital document issuance system,” the announcement says.

For the project, HID has joined forces with CardPlus Systems, a trusted partner that provides secure ID documents, services, and systems, to ensure an exceptional driver’s license solution with industry-leading features.

“The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, Traficom, is pleased to enter into a partnership with HID, says Max Fogdell, head of services for driving licenses and examinations at Finland’s transport and communications agency, Traficom.

“We are convinced that, with HID’s broad experience in the field of trusted identity solutions, we will be able to ensure that our card services continue to meet the highest level of security, efficiency, and compliance with the European Union’s safety regulations,” he says.

More About HID’s Partnership With Finland

Craig Sandness, senior vice president and head of citizen identity & secure issuance, expressed his enthusiasm for the smartcard project.

“We are proud to collaborate with the government of Finland and contribute to the enhancement of the country’s driver’s license and tachograph systems,” he says. “Our commitment to security and innovation is unwavering, and this contract is a testament to our dedication to safeguarding citizens and infrastructure.”

With the European Union’s new safety standards and tachograph regulations, commercial vehicles in the region are required to install second-generation tachographs by 2026. HID’s advanced solution fully complies with these regulations and includes smartcards securing access to device data for drivers, law enforcement, companies, and workshops.

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