The city of Baltimore has selected the AutoVu Mobile license plate recognition solution by Genetec to track down scofflaws with three or more 30-day-overdue parking tickets.
In the past, parking enforcement officers had to manually enter each license plate number individually. Now, they can patrol city streets and identify violators instantly without leaving their AutoVu-equipped vehicles. Ken Strong, Safety Division Chief of the Baltimore Department of Transportation, said: Before buying the AutoVu Mobile solution, we would find approximately 250 violators in two weeks. Now, with AutoVu, we are identifying more than 350 violators over the same time period. Over the course of a year, this represents about $1.4 million in additional revenue for the city.