Automatic Number Plate Recognition systems - Portugal

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  1. bryandh

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    With the new toll system apparently coming into force next week in Portugal I wonder if ANPR systems are universal, by which I mean.... will my Spanish number plate be recognised by the UK system when I visit London ?
    The new Portuguese system is unmanned and operates, I understand, on the electronic recognition system reading passing number plates and charging the user against a pre-paid card or in the case of long term visitor/resident to a pre-registered credit card, for the distance travelled. If the ANPR system is NOT able to recognise ALL licence plate formats...do we need to be bothered by an unmanned system, or have the authorities made provision for such eventualities?
    Seems to be an enormously unwieldy system they have chosen to use. Have read so much about it and so much more out there to read..... and I am still none the wiser ! Guess I will have to pop over to investigate, good reason for another Road Trip I guess.
    Anybody got any information more up to date than mine ?


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    We had one installed ten or more years ago with little fuss or publicity.

    I wondered at the time how they got blanket planning permission and funding for millions of those blue roadside ANPR cameras ( long before ANPR was a well known acronym ). Being an old cynic even then ( well I think I was born an old cynic ) I suspected the government had installed it for their purposes not just traffic information. Not seen anything to change my mind.
     
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    certainly TFL chase overseas for payment / fines


    TLF chase for payment via european debt agencies for those number plates that log on to there system for the LEZ etc., so I will think Portugal will have a similar way of enforcement.

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    TLF ??????
     
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    TLF = Transport London For :Rofl1:

    How does a temp visitor get an account for the new Portugese system?
     
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    From previous posts, with great difficulty.
     
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    thats one for JJ :Cool:
     
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    Duh !:Doh: Sorry !

    No idea about temp visitor...this is part of the problem with the new system, lack of available info, hence my question about non Portuguese plates being recognised by system.

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    Just phoned a friend who claims to know about such things, who tells me that (sic) "kiosks" and other sales point are to be made available where you SHOULD be able to buy some time (sounds a bit like London Congestion Charge sales point)but he claims you will also need to buy a credit card type transponder at cost of €27.50.
    The above info is my friends not mine :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: trust it at your peril!


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    You could do what a friend of mine does - as soon as he gets abroad he pulls over and applies a small piece of insulating tape to one of the letters or figures to slightly alter it ie 3 to 8 - O to Q and has no trouble at all - As I often say to him thats OK until you get stopped :Eeek:
     
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