Automatic License Plate Recognition Widget

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    Asked on April 22, 2015 at 09:48 AM

    I'm searching for a widget I can add to my form that would recognize my customer's license plate numbers and fill in the form with their information based on that key field. Any possibility you may be adding something like that to the widget library?

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    Answered on April 22, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Can you please tell us a bit more details in regards to this?

    I know that there are specific cameras on highways, parking places and such that would record the license plate of the vehicle and then remember it, but from my knowledge you would need to be linked to some police / traffic system that would allow you to search the license plate up and get the details of the driver.

    Basically the widget would require:

    1. capture a photo (of license plate)
    2. character recognition AI
    3. linked into Police system for retrieval of data connected to license plate
    4. show this data on form.

    At least recognition to me means that it should recognize the license plate numbers off of the car itself.

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    Answered on April 22, 2015 at 09:23 PM

    Thanks for responding, Ben.

    Please allow me to clarify the features I am searching for. First, I want to be able to scan the LP number with my smartphone camera. I want to associate the order and customer information with the LP number as a key field in a custom cloud data base for subsequent scans and data recall when the customer returns for their next service.
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    Answered on April 23, 2015 at 12:14 AM


    Unfortunately, we do not have a widget for that. But, you could submit that idea directly to the widget team in our widgets page. Navigate here: Click the "Request a Widget" button at the right side.


    Although, I believe this is quite impossible right now as image recognition is still a highly complicated technology for a widget, although QR codes are more common now because it is widely used and has a know specific pattern.

    Kind regards.

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    Answered on April 23, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    For the poster ezmobile4u - there appears to be some open-source ideas out there regarding LP recognition - 1 such is

    Just a thought:-)