- The possibility of registering, de-registering and re-registering vehicles via the Internet is largely unknown. 70% of respondents would be prepared to do this and the majority can imagine driving off immediately without seals and stickers using only the digital vehicle registration document
- Only a quarter of the respondents would like to use the online ID function for registration – at 64%, the vast majority of citizens prefer simple identification procedures
- These are the results of a representative survey conducted by the opinion research institute YouGov on behalf of Verimi GmbH
Berlin, November 15, 2023: Vehicle registration can be carried out entirely online, but the majority of the population is not yet aware of this, according to representative study results. Internet-based vehicle registration can make the approximately 20 million registration processes per year easier for citizens and save a lot of time, travel and fees. The vehicles can then be driven on the road immediately with the digital registration certificate – even without seals, stickers and registration papers for 10 days. According to the survey, 52% of respondents can already imagine driving off straight away with the digital registration certificate they have printed out themselves and without seals and stickers.
According to the survey, only 26% of respondents would use the online ID function on their ID card to prove their identity online – the majority of the population (64%) favor other methods of online identification. While the portals of the registration authorities often only accept the online ID function of the ID card, more and more providers, such as insurance companies, vehicle dealers, registration services and online platforms with Verimi, are allowing citizens to use a selection of simple procedures for identification in the registration process. This is made possible by the connection to the central key account interface (GKS) of the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).
Verimi supports major customers of the KBA with user-friendly identification procedures so that all citizens have access to digital vehicle registration. Citizens can use the Verimi ID wallet, their online banking access, the photo of their ID card with a selfie, the classic video procedure and, of course, the online ID card (eID) for identification. In on-site service at car dealerships, insurance agents and registration services, the employees there can use the Verimi Local-Ident procedure to identify vehicle owners in the digital registration process. In addition to natural persons, the Verimi solution also allows legal entities, i.e. primarily companies and associations, to register their vehicles in the digital process.
Further information on the complete results of the YouGov study can be found here.
Verimi is a leading provider of ID wallet solutions and operates a modular wallet platform with the relevant modules for identifying, logging in, paying and signing. To identify customers, Verimi offers a Know Your Customer (KYC) platform with the methods photo, bank, eID, register, video and on-site identification. More than 50 attributes can be verified in the personal wallet, including ID card, passport, driving licence and Covid certificates. The Verimi platform and two-factor authentication were successfully assessed at the trust level by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and approved by the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) for public administration user accounts. As a BaFin-regulated payment institution, Verimi is obliged to comply with the Money Laundering Act (GwG). Verimi uses particularly high security and data protection standards with data processing in Europe. The platform's architecture is built along the Self-Sovereign Identities (SSI) principles. The Verimi shareholders include Allianz, Atruvia, Bundesdruckerei, Crif, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Lufthansa, Deutsche Telekom, DZ Bank, Giesecke+Devrient, High Tech Gründerfonds, Here Technologies, Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, Volkswagen and, via GMB Systems, DEVK, GDV DL, Huk-Coburg, LVM, KRAVAG, Nürnberger, Provinzial, VKB and Zurich.