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How I replicated an $86 million project in 57 lines of code

When an experiment with existing open source technology does a “good enough” job

Existing stationary license plate recognition systems

The Success Criteria

Requirement #1: The image processing must be performed locally

Requirement #2: It must work with low quality images

Requirement #3: It needs to be built using open source technology

My solution


Annotations added for effect. Number plate identified despite reflections and lens distortion.
Incorrect reading of plate, mistook the M for an H
A few frames later, the M is correctly identified and at a higher confidence rating

The $86,000,000 Question

Future Applications



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Tait Brown

I'm a UX designer/developer. I make stuff and tweet about shit user experiences. Works at A Cloud Guru.