In most token vending systems for vehicles, the license plate number is to be recorded. Manual intervention in this process leads to a lot of delays. License Plate Recognition System (LPRS) is a technology developed to automate recognition of vehicle’s registration number.
In this system, we have a camera connected to a computer. The video feed from the camera is processed real time to automatically extract the license plate and recognize the vehicle registration from the characters in the plate. The system was trained to identify the characters on Indian License Plates which includes variations such as hand-painted characters in varied font styles.
It saves a lot of time and effort in places like toll booths, security check posts parking lots, etc. Based on the target application where the technology is deployed, it can provide invaluable advantage to the system such as automated levying of token charges.