Handheld Licence Plate Scanner/OCR/Lookup

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Mar 5 00:12:42 PST 2005

On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 02:03:23PM -0800, Bill Stewart wrote:

> Bootfinder, made by G2 Systems in Alexandria VA,
> is a combination of a handheld digital camera,

Germany has recently deployed a Toll Collect system which has license plate
OCR mounted
on many points (hundreds to thousands) over highways. It reads all license
plates (missing out some 5% or so currently), supposedly discarding
everything but the truck's. Currently.

It is sufficient to create movement profiles of individual vehicles with a
rather good resolution (but then, mobile phones are even more useful for

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