Thales Australia & New Zealand has signed a contract with the Queensland Government to continue delivery of the state’s first Digital Licence App.
A first for Australia, the Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Digital Licence App, developed by Thales in partnership with Queensland SMEs, Code Heroes and Aliva, will meet the International ISO-18013-5 Mobile Driver Licence Standard, allowing the State’s digital driver licences to be recognised and used all over the world.
The Digital Licence App was successfully piloted with residents of the Fraser Coast in 2020, with a user satisfaction rating of 94 per cent. Thales will now introduce further functionality for residents and businesses before working with TMR to make the Queensland Digital Licence App available to other regions, including Townsville, before delivery to over 3.9 million Queenslanders state-wide.
Thales’ ability to access world leading technology and subject matter expertise from within the Thales Group has led to a significant transfer of skills to the company’s Australian workforce including, expertise in Digital Wallet Platforms, Digital Identity Standards and security, and secure mobile app development.
The app will incorporate driver licences, marine licences and proof of age cards initially, with the opportunity to expand to other Queensland Government credentials and services in the future.
Thales Australia and New Zealand CEO, Chris Jenkins said “We are excited that over 3.9 million Queenslanders will soon be able to access Thales’ Digital ID Wallet via the Digital Licence App, proudly developed in partnership with TMR and Queensland SMEs, Code Heroes and Aliva. Our solution provides the people of Queensland with complete control over their personal data and the freedom to decide exactly what information to share, with whom, and when, in the convenience of a mobile app that can also act as a gateway to Government services.”
Note to Editors
With the acquisition of Gemalto in 2019, Thales now incorporates over 20 years of world leading identity and biometric solutions capability, including 3M and Cogent branded capabilities. Coupled with Thales’ pedigree in cyber security, Thales’ Cyber by Design solutions are uniquely qualified. At the heart of modern life, from payments to enterprise security and the internet of things, our solutions authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software - enabling companies and governments to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global high technology leader investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations — connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technology — to build a future we can all trust, which is vital to the development of our societies. The Group provides solutions, services and products that help its customers — businesses, organisations and states — in the defence, aeronautics, space, transportation and digital identity and security markets to fulfil their critical missions, by placing humans at the heart of the decision-making process.
Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020, the Group generated sales of €17 billion.
About Thales in Australia & New Zealand
Thales in Australia & New Zealand employs around 3,800 people directly and supports over 2,051 jobs along its Australian supply chain. In 2020 the company spent $657 million with 1,841 Australian suppliers, of which 82% are SMEs. Since 2018 Thales Australia & New Zealand has spent over $1.9 billion with local Australian & New Zealand businesses.