Using License Plates Recognition for Automate Cruise Control

  • MariusM. Balas
  • Nicolae A. Chira
  • Sergiu A. Matisan
  • Flavius M. Suciu
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 195)


This paper is presenting an experimental assemblage that is proving the principle of following cars by using in a new way a license plate recognition system. Once the license plate of the followed car is focused by a monoscopic CCD camera, its image is recognized and measured by pixel counting. The image’s dimension is converted into a measure of the distance between the cars, while its position measures the direction. A simple model car, provided with a CCD camera, is wireless controlled by means of a laptop computer, which is running the Image acquisition Toolbox and the Video and Image Processing Blockset of Matlab Simulink. We draw some preliminary conclusions, project the final algorithm that is to be tested and discuss the future implementation of this method.


CCD camera automate cruise control license plate recognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • MariusM. Balas
    • 1
  • Nicolae A. Chira
    • 1
  • Sergiu A. Matisan
    • 1
  • Flavius M. Suciu
    • 1
  1. 1.“Aurel Vlaicu” University of AradAradRomania

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