Sagem Sécurité: delivery of first electronic driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations for Morocco

Paris – September 19, 2007

On August 22, 2007, Morocco's Ministry of Equipment and Transportation issued the first electronic driver's licenses and registrations produced by the Rabat motor vehicle registry. The documents contain a microchip that will be able to secure recorded data and update them.

The program, which aims to reinforce road safety and modernize services for the Kingdom of Morocco's citizens, is set to produce more than 12 million licenses and registrations over a period of seven years. With encrypted components, the multi-application contactless smart cards are supplied by Sagem Orga GmbH, a subsidiary of Sagem Sécurité.

As a new stage in the national program, the delivery follows the February 18, 2007, signing of the contract between the Kingdom of Morocco's Ministry of Equipment and Transportation and the company Assiaqa Card, created by Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN Group), M2M and the bank Attijari Capital Risque.

As a company subject to Moroccan law, Assiaqa Card will carry out, operate, finance and maintain the electronic driver's license and vehicle registration system, which is based on a system developed by Sagem Sécurité.

Thanks to this project, Morocco is now among the pioneering countries in electronic identity documents. The program is built on sophisticated technologies applied to database management on a national level. As such, it strengthens Sagem Sécurité's position as leader in secured ID documents, along with the emerging market of multi-application cards.

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Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the SAFRAN Group. Among the leading European security systems companies, it is present in four main areas: biometric systems, where it is the worldwide leader in fingerprint-based biometrics; secure terminals for access control, payments and gaming; road safety equipment and smart cards.
Its products and integrated systems are used worldwide, helping to ensure transport safety, data and personal security and governmental defense capabilities at the highest level. Through the SAFRAN Group, Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.
For further information: www.sagem-securite.com

Press Contact Defense Security Branch
Philippe Wodka-Gallien
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Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 11 19 49
E-mail : philippe.wodka-gallien@sagem.com