Algorithm for Vehicle Number Plate Recognition and Extraction using MATLAB
Monitoring the motor vehicle Number plate is a crucial endeavor in traffic surveillance, requiring an intelligent solution. The control and administration of traffic require data gathering, such as statistics of cars, the speed of vehicle movement, traffic flow etc. In specific terms of transportation, improvement of traffic surveillance systems plays an important role. In this paper, MATLAB has been used to extract and recognize the characters from number plate of the car image using Image processing. Images of a vehicle from Digital Camera are presumed to have been recorded. Alphanumeric plate characters were retrieved and recognized using alphanumeric character template images. A new algorithm is used in MATLAB to remove the number plate in different lighting conditions from the vehicle. The captured vehicle Image is then processed through various filters to obtain the number plate of the car. Keywords - MATLAB, Number Plate, Recognition, Digital camera.