An Android NFC app that lets German citizens use their national ID card to prove their identity in a variety of situations is to be presented by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior at next week’s Cebit show.
“Using NXP’s SmartMX technology, which is embedded in the cards, and the Ageto eID client, citizens can now use their cards wirelessly with NFC-capable mobile devices to prove their own identity and gain quick access to services that government authorities offer,” NXP says.
“The new NFC-based solution from NXP and Ageto offers various advantages both for citizens and for the authorities”, NXP’s Ulrich Huewels explains. “One of the biggest benefits is with speed and efficiency.
“For example, all the steps the authorities need to take in order to confirm a person’s identity can now be conducted on a smartphone in just a few moments, and at any time. This confirmation is quick, simple and secure, and more importantly, can happen in real-time — something that is not possible today.”