The car was obviously trespassing, you can't be on the property unless you're a tenant or guest. But due to the spongy ethics of tech companies, I'm sure my license plate is uploaded to some database and people know exactly where I work and what time I'm away from my house.
I was wondering about it—-though it was only tested against the image of the shirt, I suspect it would be picked up at close enough range.
Most of my work is creating great workflow for handling incorrect or unwanted data gathered using alpr on iOS.
If you were waltzing through a the parking lot of one of my commercial property customers and a patroller somehow scanned you—-some admin later that day might frown for a few moments before marking the “vehicle sighting” invalid.
wonder if people would purchase it if it wasn't too obnoxious.
Also here's an actual purchaseable link at RedBubble . No affiliation with the seller (nor does it look like they're connected to the original project).
The problem is the plate numbers are limited, you are not injecting random data, just repetitive data.
Guaranteed randomly sampled data
disclaimer: I have very little idea about the details, I've just advised startups that got clothing manufactured offshore.
It's very unlikely, unless you mass distributed a shirt with your plate, that you could inject enough junk data for your plate to make distinguishing the real data impossible. And while junk plates may add a tiny bit of additional data storage, it's unlikely to actually disadvantage the cops in any way pulling up the data they want on real cars.
They have no real reason to blacklist a plate just because someone put it on a shirt.
for purposes of jogging down the freeway tagged like a car, the lack of perfectly uniform sampling probably ain't at the top of the list of issues