Sharp systems running SharpOS 13 use machine learning to classify license plates and to perform character recognition.
AutoVu MLC™ (Machine Learning Core) replaces traditional rule-based ALPR technology with machine learning-based algorithms to reduce common ALPR misreads and false positives. It is a proprietary technology of Genetec Inc. used in AutoVu™ Sharp hardware for license plate recognition.
Although off-the-shelf machine learning solutions are commercially available for ALPR, their results can be unpredictable. With our hardware and software engineering expertise, we have built the AutoVu MLC™ from the ground up. This includes developing a deep neural network (DNN), training the system with Sharp camera images, and optimizing the system to run on AutoVu™ hardware. The AutoVu MLC™ represents a significant reduction in the time that operators spend manually correcting plate reads.
As the AutoVu™ MLC continues to develop, we will apply it to more aspects of the ALPR process. You will be able to take advantage of these improvements with future SharpOS releases.