Tait Brown was annoyed at the Victoria Police who had spent $86 million Australian dollars on developing the BlueNet system which basically consists of an license-plate OCR which crosschecks against a car theft database.
Anyway, he built a system that can identify license plates, read them, and should be able to cross check them with a criminal database.
I really liked reading about this project, so please do so if you’re curious via the links below:
Part 1: How I replicated an $86 million project in 57 lines of code
Part 2: Remember the $86 million license plate scanner I replicated?
Part X: the code on Github
Cover image via Medium via Freepik