Abstract: License number plate recognition is the most interesting and challenging research topic from past few years. Number plate recognition system (NPRS) is applicable to wide range of uses such as Border crossing vehicle, Highway toll-collection, traffic management, parking management at various locations and many more. In this paper we have developed a system to detect number plate of various fonts especially in INDIA. The detection process is divided into three steps viz. Character segmentation, optical character recognition (OCR) & template matching using MATLAB. By using this we can detect number plates correctly with minimum time duration and approximation.

Keywords: Number plates, Character segmentation, OCR using Templates matching.