CarDetect is a system to identify car numberplates (registration plates) and car make and model. This system was supposed to help law enforcement officials identify fake numberplates and stolen cars. I worked on this project for over a year and achieved over 98% accuracy in recognizing numberplate regions, and over 90% accuracy in recognizing car models.

The project was implemented in OpenCV using C/C++. The code for the project can be found on my GitHub repository.

Please note that I’m no longer working on CarDetect. The code on my GitHub repository has not been changed since 2011, with the exception of adding a build system using CMake. I’ve also modified the code to use C++11 features; including the multithreaded model, but performance is not as good as the original Windows code, found in the Woe32 branch.

Skand Hurkat
Hardware Engineer