German company TÖNNJES is supporting the authorities with software and technology für greater security The international company from Delmenhorst, TÖNNJES, is launching a new vehicle licensing system in Brazil, working through its local joint venture with the local authorities. The change will affect the production and administration of Brazilian licence plates. The key feature of the new system is “Track & Trace”, which means all stages of the process will be recorded – from production to fitting the plates on a vehicle – to prevent abuse and manipulation in the future. A central database will be used to manage all licence plates with a unique identification number, which is laser engraved into the licence plate foil using cryptographic codes. The state of Rio de Janeiro is leading the way, as it first introduced these changes in September 2018. The other 26 states in the largest South American country will follow over the next 18 months.