Gemplus Americas said it is part of the team that won the bidding to supply a modernized vehicle registration system in Mexico, a contract expected to produce $900 million of revenue over 10 years.

The consortium consisting of Gemplus, licensing-system and vehicle-registration specialist Talsud, and Mexican entrepreneur Henry Davis was the only one of 22 competitors that proposed smart card technology. They intend to store on the card such information as vehicle identification number, year made, and manufacturer. The government expects the system to improve its data base maintenance and its ability to collect taxes and fines.

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