Abstract: Automatic car driver/person and license number plate detection system is the interesting and challenging research topic from few years. License number plate detection system (LNPDS) is applicable to large scale of uses such as Border crossing vehicle, Highway toll-collection and parking management at various locations, stolen vehicles and many more. Here the system is implemented to detect license number plates especially in INDIA. The detection system method process is divided into two steps viz. Character segmentation, Character recognition by using template matching in MATLAB. By using this algorithm detection of person and number plates is correctly done with minimum time duration and approximation as much as possible.

Keywords: Character segmentation, Character recognition and template matching.