Abstract: The authentication of Indian Vehicles by their number plates is the most interesting and challenging research topic from past few years. License Plate Recognition is a system designed to help in recognition of number plates of vehicles. As the technology is getting advanced day by day, for each country there are many different aspect of designing number plates to the vehicle. For the several respective regular administrative tasks the license number plate is used for various purposes like tracking of number plates by the traffic police, for the analysis of theft cars, parking management of vehicles and collection of toll etc. Unique numbers are assigned to all the motorized vehicles in India. These unique numbers are designated to the vehicles by district-level Regional Transport Office (RTO). This paper aims to present a technique for license plate recognition (LPR). Images of rear end of the car will be considered. From the whole image only the license plate is extracted and segmentation will be done in order to extract the characters from the image. To recognize the characters which are extracted from the image and to recognize the number plate a suitable algorithm will be used and as a result the recognized number plate will be displayed. The characters will be recognized from the whole image and the authorized number plate will be displayed as a result.

Keywords: License plate recognition, Optical character recognition (OCR), connected component analysis, India vehicles, Authorized vehicle number plate.