IDEMIA, technology provider for the European Union’s DTC-1 pilot project
The European Union has launched the DTC-1 pilot project to test the Digital Travel Credential (DTC) on KLM flights between Canada and the Netherlands. The DTC is a virtual identifier attached to a passport and stored on the holder’s smartphone, representing the electronic travel document exactly. IDEMIA, a global leader in identity technologies, has been selected as the technology provider for this pilot project.
How does the DTC work?
The DTC allows travelers to create their virtual identifier on a dedicated mobile application. To do this, they must take a selfie that will be compared to the photo stored in the chip of their travel document. Once created, travelers can communicate their data and entry questionnaire to the airline for biometric boarding and border control authorities for biometric border crossings. Only a biometric match and a passport tap will be required upon arrival.
Benefits of the DTC for travelers
The DTC offers many advantages for travelers, providing them with more fluidity, speed, and comfort while maintaining their security and privacy. Passport checks at various checkpoints along a journey are considered crucial for security. By applying digital technologies to improve this essential process, IDEMIA helps make it more convenient for travelers while preserving their privacy and security.
IDEMIA, technology partner to ensure safe and seamless journeys
IDEMIA is proud to contribute to this pilot project by providing its technology to ensure safe and seamless journeys while maintaining the privacy and security of travelers. As a global leader in identity technologies, IDEMIA is always present in the identity and travel sector to continuously innovate and ensure safe and seamless journeys in the face of complex security challenges.
IDEMIA has been selected as the technology provider for the Dutch consortium responsible for the pilot deployment of a European Digital Travel Credential between Canada and the Netherlands. This pilot project is the first of its kind, and IDEMIA is the technology partner to test the DTC on KLM flights for three months. This project is co-funded by the European Commission to test it under real boarding and border crossing conditions before being potentially deployed more widely at the European level.
In conclusion, IDEMIA is a key technology partner to ensure safe and seamless journeys while maintaining the privacy and security of travelers. The DTC-1 pilot project will facilitate the traveler’s journey through increased fluidity and speed.