Paultan.org – KiplePark reveals licence plate recognition for parking
Say goodbye to lost parking tickets – kiplePark is introducing what it bills as the first licence plate recognition (LPR) system in Malaysia. The new technology uses artificial intelligence to scan and recognise a car’s number plate via a camera and a centralised management portal, with the ultimate goal of providing a seamless, ticketless and cashless experience.
The system, which can be deployed in both indoor and outdoor facilities and can be integrated into existing parking systems, has captured and learnt images of more than a million number plates. The company says it can even recognise non-standard plate fonts (still a big problem in Malaysia, unfortunately) and broken plates, with a claimed accuracy rate of more than 99%.
Users will need to register their car’s registration number on the kiplePark app (they may register up to three numbers on their app, but each number can only be linked to one account at a time, as a safeguard against car cloning), which utilises the kiplePay e-wallet. Once they enter the carpark, their number plate will be scanned and a notification and an e-ticket will appear on the app.
The app can also be used to “lock” the car within the carpark, preventing it from leaving in the event of a theft. The system will deduct the parking fee from the e-wallet upon exiting, although those without the app may also input their registration number at the autopay machine to make a payment. kiplePark says customers will not have to pay a surcharge for using the LPR system.
Edisijuta is the first parking operator to run the system, which is currently in operation at Fahrenheit 88 and Bukit Jalil City. kiplePark is also trialling and testing the system at other sites in the Klang Valley, Penang, Johor and Kota Kinabalu.
We previously saw a similar LPR system in operation in Sunway Pyramid late last year, but that system was still being tested at the time.