The car-sharing aggregation app will use Netverify Trusted Identity as a Service to streamline driving licence verification, improve services and drive expansion
Jumio, the creator of Netverify® Trusted Identity as a Service, today announced that the fast-growing Mobility App Free2Move, which is owned by the French automotive manufacturer PSA Group, will use Netverify to verify customer driving licences quickly and easily.
A 2016 survey by the University of California Berkeley shows Europeans are embracing car-sharing schemes like never before, with 2.2 million European car share scheme members and a 79 percent growth rate. A key factor in powering this growth has been the development of mobile technology that provides access to these services.
Yet, with a plethora of choices available, how do would-be car share users choose between the offerings? This is the problem Free2Move is solving.
Free2Move is a mobility app for popular car-sharing providers including Car2Go, Flinkster, Multicity, Zipcar, DriveNow and many more. It aggregates all the local available car share options on a mobile app, providing registered Free2Move users easy access to the local car share providers.
Customers register and then verify their identity to satisfy that they have a valid driving licence and are who they say they are. Previously, this meant using video calls to verify identity, a time-consuming and frustrating process.
With Jumio, the verification is now simple and effective. All the customer needs to do is scan their photo ID using the camera of their PC or mobile device. Netverify’s computer vision technology then extracts customer data from the ID.
Jumio’s Biometric Facial Recognition technology then captures the applicant’s face via a selfie, helping to ensure the person who submits the photo ID is the owner of the document as well. The technology is able to pick up on even the slightest facial movement, ensuring that the picture-taker is both live and valid. The photo taken as a result of the facial scan and the submitted ID is then cross-checked for a quick and reliable ID verification process.
Fabian Kofler, Founder and CEO, Free2Move Mobility Solutions, said. ”The unique selling proposition of our service consists in easy and quick usage and we want to make sure the registration process is part of it. Netverify has given us exactly what we were looking for: a way to not only scan an ID, but to fully verify that the person at the other end who submits the ID is the ID owner as well. With this technology in place, we are looking forward to expanding further into Italy, Austria, Sweden and the UK. After this, our plan is to enter the dynamic North American market.”
Robert Prigge, Chief Revenue Officer, Jumio, said: “The sharing economy is an exciting and fast-moving sector. But in order for it to work successfully, those engaging in it need to prove they are who they say they are. Jumio’s technology can make this friction-free and speedy. We are pleased to be working with Free2Move and look forward to helping them as they grow and expand.”