I believe they’ve been doing this kind of thing in the UK for a number of years now, though I may…
Andrew Nicols

Yeah its called ANPR, and is fitted to most traffic police cars as well as being stationary. My understanding is a camera costs around 7500 -12000 per install and carries out around 35 million reads across the country per day.

Its also used by private parking companies to manage how long a car is parked in a car park.

Great job on the hack though Tait Brown, interesting read.

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