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Digital driving licence for the smartphone: The Verimi ID Wallet now makes it possible

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  • Upload of physical driving licence onto the smartphone with little effort – safely stored in the personal digital wallet
  • Present driving licence data again and again as needed and transmit it to partner companies in digital processes

Berlin, May 30th, 2022. The digital driving licence on the smartphone is here! From now on, Verimi users can store their verified driving licence data in the Verimi app. Users can then easily provide their driving licence online via the stored data, e.g. for the use of carsharing, rental or fleet vehicles. In addition, the verified driving licence data can be read intuitively and easily on the smartphone as a “show-your-screen” for everyday use. The photo of the driving licence document will also be available shortly.

Verimi is thus adding another document to the ID Wallet app. So far, users have already been able to store their verified ID card, passport, COVID certificate and personal data such as their e-mail address, phone number and tax number securely on their smartphone.

“Driving licence data in the Verimi ID Wallet is an important step towards a completely digital customer experience when using mobility services,” says Roland Adrian, Managing Director of Verimi. “To realize the full potential of a digital driving licence, the legal framework still needs to be adapted. Nevertheless, as a pioneer, we made a conscious decision to realize the use cases for the mobility industry that are already possible today and to offer our ID Wallet users a secure place for their digital driving licence data.”

In the Verimi app, users verify their driving licence using the Photo-Ident process. To do this, they take a picture of the front and the back of their driving licence and then a selfie. The AI-supported process takes less than a minute and the data is confirmed within seconds. German as well as many international driving licences can be stored in the Verimi Wallet. Currently, Verimi supports the common driving licence class B, which covers motor vehicles up to 3,500 kilograms with some exceptions.

Verimi simplifies the everyday life of its users with the digital driving licence data in the ID Wallet. Currently, only physical documents are officially accepted, hence the digital driving licence serves as an addition. This is regulated in section 2 of the Road Traffic Act (German StVG) for the driving licence. The planned amendment to EU Regulation No 910/2014 is intended to create a framework for a European digital identity, which shall make it possible to also be able to identify via digital documents in EU member states. This amendment is currently being discussed at EU level.

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The Verimi Wallet covers all functions related to digital identity: identification, login, payment and signature –  easily, completely digital and with the same user experience at all partners in public and private sectors. To initially capture and verify identity data digitally, Verimi offers all common methods, e.g. photo, bank, eID, register, video and on-site ident. EU COVID certificates are automatically checked for authenticity and validity when added to the wallet. Verimi offers particularly high security and data protection standards with data processing in Europe and integrating the secure local storage of the personal smartphone. The architecture is built along the principles for self-sovereign identities (SSI). The Verimi platform and the two-factor authentication have been successfully tested by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) at the trust level substantial. As a regulated payment institution, Verimi is obliged to comply with the Money Laundering Act (GwG). The group of shareholders includes Allianz, Axel Springer, Bundesdruckerei, Core, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Lufthansa, Deutsche Telekom, Giesecke+Devrient, GMB Systems - a group of well-known insurers led by GDV DL, Here Technologies, Mercedes-Benz Group, Samsung and Volkswagen.

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