Driver's License & Vehicle Registration
The Iraqi driver’s license and vehicle registration project started in 2010 and represents the exemplary solution for the setup of a complete infrastructure. The solution comprised a central data site, a disaster recovery center in Baghdad and 20 decentralized sites. They are all equipped with live data enrollment hardware and software, offline enrollment units for the registration of the demographical and biometric data (fingerprint and iris), high-end laser for the document personalization and number plate pressing, as well as, for the issuance of the finished documents. The data is registered live, then processed and – depending on the distance to the capital city – transferred to the central data site either by VSAT or fiber optic. 2 million blank documents with high-end security features are delivered from the production site at Mühlbauer Germany to a central warehouse in Baghdad. From there, the documents are distributed to the decentralized sites issuing the complete set of documents, e.g. the vehicle registration card, the windshield sticker and the driver’s license, along with the license plates.
The high-secure software infrastructure comprises the complete data management, personalization management and data security. The system architecture provides access to the central data site by authorized governmental institutions via web portals. Thus, the checking of the individual’s complete registered and stored data is possible. The authorities received handheld devices for car inspections (taking place within assigned checkpoints) which are connected to the central database so that the data can easily be matched.