Huawei To Provide Digital Driving Licenses and New Generation Number Plates

(Last Updated On: October 3, 2014)

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Chinese company Huawei has won a contract from the National Transport and Safety Authority to provide a Transport Integrated Management System (Tims). This will be done in conjunction with a local firm called Copy Cat. This is not Huawei’s first deal since it is also working with telecommunication giant Safaricom to provide the sh607 million national surveillance system.

The deployment of the Tims system is to ensure instant information access by authorized people so as to manage and prevent crime and road safety.

The new generation number plates and smart driving licenses will have chips that will have information like personal identification number (PIN), contracts, history of traffic offenses, fines paid and warnings. The police officers will have devices that will easily read and add information into the database.