Algeria opts for NXP


NXP Semiconductors has announced that its partner HB Technologies has chosen NXP’s SmartMX2 microcontroller for Algeria’s new secure electronic driver license and vehicle registration smart cards. This strategic collaboration will help Algeria prevent driver license and registration frauds and modernise its government system as public services will be digitised and become securely accessible for users and government administrations. The new smart cards are planned to roll out in 2017.

According to NXP, Algerian electronic smart card benefits include:

  • decrease in fraudulent and reckless drivers to prevent road accidents
  • efficient traffic checks and management of sanctions and penalties with a point system to track dangerous or careless drivers
  • secure authorisation and access to information needed to enable efficiency in government administration processes and transactions

“We have more than 12 years of experience in the smart card industry for eGovernment, banking, telecom and transport applications for Algeria and are delighted to team up with NXP to bring its globally-proven solution to enhance national security and bring more efficiency across Algeria’s government services and systems,” says Hamid Benyoucef, CEO, HB Technologies.  

“Many government organisations are looking for ways to improve and build positive engagement between public authorities and their citizens. By embedding SmartMX2 into electronic government managed smart cards, we are enabling access and authentication to become fluid, secure and effective to serve different government functions and services,” says Sébastien Clamagirand, senior director and general manager of secure identification solutions at NXP. “NXP’s SmartMX family is the core component in a variety of digital identity schemes that are deployed in close to 120 out of 145 countries implementing eGovernment programmes.”


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