How Much Is The Number Plate Recognition Market Worth
According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) market is projected to grow to USD 1,112.5 million by 2021, at a CAGR of nearly 13% over the forecast period.
This research report titled ‘Global Automatic Number Plate Recognition Market 2017-2021’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.
Automated number plate recognition (ANPR) system is an optical character recognition (OCR) system, which is implemented using cameras and software to analyze the captured pictures. The increasing need to ensure security and curb attacks, issues, and threats is creating a high demand for ANPR systems.
Based on the applications, the report categorizes the global automatic number plate recognition market into the following segments:
The top three revenue-generating application segments in the global ANPR market are discussed below:
“The surveillance sector occupied nearly two-fifth of the automatic number plate recognition market in 2016, and is expected to grow at a moderate rate through the forecast period,” says Amrita Choudhury, a lead analyst at Technavio for M2M and connected devices research.
Surveillance is mainly used by law enforcement agencies to detect, deter, and disrupt criminal activities, including tackling organized crime groups and terrorists. Surveillance is usually carried out by recording vehicle movements in a network of numerous cameras, storing the captured data, and use it to analyze incidences for investigation.
Toll management of the global ANPR market is expected to grow swiftly, due to the high adoption of these systems in both developed and developing countries. The ANPR systems not only eliminate or reduce the need for human interaction but also increase the efficiency of toll booths. There are numerous toll collection booths, which combine radio frequency identification and ANPR systems. Some of the countries which have implemented ANPR system for toll management include the US, Australia, Spain, South Korea, New Zealand, Ireland, and Israel.
“Traffic management is expected to be the fastest-growing application segment of the automatic number plate recognition market, due to its wide adoption in developed and developing countries to streamline traffic flow in cities,” says Amrita.
CCTV cameras are used in combination with ANPR systems to give real-time data to traffic control centers, allowing them to manage the traffic effectively. ANPR systems are mainly used to track and monitor the travel information of individual vehicles, which helps in analyzing the speed and flow of vehicles in various routes.
More Britons are personalizing their car number plates than ever before, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). In the past year, the Treasury made a record total of £102 million — £15 million more than 2014-2015 from an estimated 335,000 registration plates purchased by drivers in the U.K.
The DVLA started selling personalised number plates in 1990, with just 77,745 purchased between 1995-96 — four times less than today. At present, the DVLA boasts 47 million plates on offer to drivers across the country, which can be bought online or at auctions.
The DVLA says almost 335,000 registrations were sold in the last year – more than four times the figure in the mid-Nineties.
A spokesman for the AA welcomed the news, saying: “It puts a smile on people’s faces and raises money for the exchequer – what’s there to complain about?
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