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In order to enhance public security, urban areas and critical installations security agencies must have an accurate, real-time reporting of vehicle data, including plate number, car make, model etc. In fact, the Automatic Number Plate and Vehicle Recognition (ANPR) systems market is expected to grow from $1.97 billion in 2016 to $4.25 billion in 2023.

A US Homeland Security project has been granted to a US-based Israeli company, whose technology automatically detects, identifies and records license plate numbers and other vehicle details.

HTS Vehicle Recognition Systems, a subsidiary of Teamtronics, specializes in image processing-based solutions. Its Vehicle Recognition System (VRS) Units have been implemented in a critical “Safe District” program as part of a major Homeland Security project.

The VRS monitor locations on a 24/7 basis and automatically detect, identify and record license plate numbers, car manufacturer, model and color, thereby enabling the system to report black-listed vehicles on a real-time basis.

Inspired by research into time-critical “friend or foe” decision making processes, the system’s patented algorithms are based on a combination of cognitive science and machine learning (Artificial Intelligence) based pattern recognition arbitrated through a multilayered decision process which offers both speed and accuracy.

With thousands of installations in more than 17 countries, HTS-VRS’s groundbreaking solutions are trusted by the most demanding and discerning customers including: Boston’s Logan Airport for increased throughput during pre-flight applications, the U.S. Department of Transportation readers at the US/Mexico border crossing, as well as many Las Vegas Hotels for automatic parking charge processing.

HTS-VRS also installed specialty recognition equipment in sensitive zones in the Middle East for government security clients.

This technology can also be implemented for autonomous vehicle command and control applications, according to the company’s announcement.

Shai Lustgarten, CEO, commented, “This critical project ordered by one of the most demanding customers in the world proves again that our solutions provide superior accuracy in a district that cannot tolerate mistakes.. Providing superior accuracy, HTS-VRS’s solution positions us as a strong contender to capture a meaningful share of the growing market. Our strong team of reputable scientists and experienced engineers are focused on further developments for new verticals, including cutting-edge solutions for logistics management, supply chain and others.”