Multi-Norm License plate detection and recognition

Source: Deep Learning on Medium

Multi-Norm License plate detection and recognition

License plates are designed to identify vehicles, every registered vehicle has a unique license plate. However, every country has a unique system for issuing license plates making recognizing the vehicle a challenge.

Examples of license plates with different norms

Most systems treats license plates as text so if a license plate contains the word “China” the system will recognize it as five letter word “C” “h” “i” “n” “a”.

Our system recognizes objects in the license plate making more robust.

Our system starts by detecting the license plate using Yolo then recognizing the object in the license plate using Yolo again.

This change make the system capable of generalizing to Multi-norm license plates with ease producing impressive results.