Project: Origin to Destination Throughput From ANPR Data

Reference: H016E

Last update: 31/10/2003 14:43:19


The aim of this project is to discover whether number-plate cameras can be used to determine orgin to destination patterns.


This study is investigating whether number-plate cameras can be used for determining accurate origin-destination patterns. At present there is insufficient experience of how accurate this method might be and which factors need to be taken into account when using cameras instead of traditional interview surveys. Using cameras is of interest for motorway journeys because it is not usually possible to get samples of motorway interview information other than by surveys at service areas.


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Contract details

Cost to the Department: £47,974.47

Actual start date: 20 December 2001

Actual completion date: 31 March 2003


Origin to Destination throughput from ANPR Date
Author: B A Firth and T Sutch
Source: TRL

Summary of results

  1. A draft advice note was prepared but does not fully consider the wisdom of using partial (fuzzy) matching of number plates.