American Journal of Applied Sciences

Automatic Recognition System of Vehicle Plate for Recording Incoming Vehicles to the University Campus and the Outgoing

A.A. El-Harby, G.M. Behery and A.A. Al-Dhawi

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.469.477

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 14, Issue 4

Pages 469-477

Abstract

Automatic recognition of vehicle plate characters became a very important in our daily life because of the unlimited increase of vehicles that enter or leave a supervised area. This paper describes an automatic intelligent system that captures the images of vehicles and has the ability to recognize the plates of vehicles entering the university campus or leaving. A camera is built on the university gate for taking images of incoming or outgoing vehicles. A rear image of a vehicle is captured and processed. The system applies an intelligent filtering of the input image based on a set of filters removing unnecessary image elements preserving the position and shape of characters of the vehicle plate, histogram manipulation and edge detection techniques for plate localization and characters segmentation. Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) is chosen as a classifier for recognizing the characters in the vehicle plates. This system can extracts the letters and numbers from vehicles plates. So, the extracted vehicle characters can be used to record the incoming vehicles to the university campus and the outgoing. The recognized vehicle characters are saved in the university database.

Copyright

© 2017 A.A. El-Harby, G.M. Behery and A.A. Al-Dhawi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.