Both e-ITV and e-registration are clear examples of how ICT innovation applied to administrative management translates into a significant cost saving in the industrial sector, it also provides added value to the citizen as it reduces significantly the time for registering a vehicle, it increases the reliability of the data at the disposal of the Administration and it provides relevant authorities security and control mechanisms that had not been possible so far.
This service brings significant benefits to all the actors involved: to the business sector (dealers and vehicle manufacturers and importers), to the public administrations and to citizens.
To the business sector (dealers and vehicle manufacturers and importers):
This project allows them to improve productivity in the processes for authorising and issuing ITV cards as well as for sending and registering them.
Furthermore, this project leads to important savings in terms of costs, since all those procedures that had to be conducted in person at MINETUR and at DGT required for issuing ITV cards and for registering vehicles are removed. In addition, OEM will no longer need to use dot matrix printers or print ITV cards one at a time. Logistics will mean an important cost saving because, thanks to the new project, it will not be necessary to send hard copies of the cards to the concerned actors; the correction of errors will not involve the recovery of all the sent cards to reprint them.
This new system indirectly shortens vehicle storage periods significantly until it is sold and registered, thus there is an additional cost saving for the entire automotive sector.
Another major benefit of this service is an increase in the security level when cards are being transmitted prior to registration. This point is very important because if these cards are stolen at this stage so are the vehicles.
Manufacturers can now consult, correct or cancel electronically the data entered. They will also know at all times the status of their requests either at MINETUR or at DGT, as well as that of the sent cards.
To the citizen
This system will significantly shorten the vehicle registration time since the dealer will be able to deliver the vehicle to the citizen much earlier and they will also facilitate formalities to settle taxes on vehicle registration.
To the Public Administrations
This service means an improvement in productivity in the processes for authorising and controlling ITV cards both by MINETUR and by DGT as well as for the registration of the vehicle.
It incorporates a series of security measures such as secure channels of communication, use of electronic signatures and e-registries that ensure authenticity, confidentiality and integrity of the entered data.
The Administration also benefits from the quality of the data provided in the e-ITV cards because errors in the data are avoided. The data entered on the General Register of Vehicles will no longer be manually input, the entire process will be conducted online and data will be reliable because it is the manufacturer or importer the person who enters them.
In addition, computerization of the data will enable public administrations to set control mechanisms that had not been possible to implement so far. They will have ITV card databases enabling the verification of the data in order to detect potential irregularities or fraud in the issuance of cards and registration of vehicles.
The eITV project and telematic registration covers more than one million vehicles that are registered annually in Spain; therefore, it is remarkable the savings in time and costs and the improvement of the quality of the process to register vehicles in Spain.