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  • Fish plate


    This article relates to the type of Greek pottery. For the connection bar used in railways, see Fishplate.By the Scorpion Fish Painter, 380-75 BC Three sea-perch and three limpets, Apulian red-figured fish plate, ca. 340–320 BC, British Museum Campania, 325-290 BC 380-75 BC A fish plate is a Greek pottery vessel used by western, Hellenistic Greeks during the fourth century BC. Although invented in fifth-century BC Athens, most of the corpus of surviving fish plates originate in Southern Italy, where fourth-century BC Greek settlers, called "Italiotes," manufactured them. The name "fish plate" comes from their usual decoration of seafood items which includes various fish and other marine creatures. Fishes depicted include bream, perch, torpedo fish, tuna, flying fish, puffer fish, scorpion fish, squid, cuttlefish, octopus, scallop, clam, dentalia, murex, sea snail, shrimp, crab, dolphin, hippocamp, etc.

  • Automatic number-plate recognition


    The system must be able to deal with different styles of vehicle registration plates License-plate recognition processAutomatic number-plate recognition (ANPR; see also other names below) is a technology that uses optical character recognition on images to read vehicle registration plates to create vehicle location data. It can use existing closed-circuit television, road-rule enforcement cameras, or cameras specifically designed for the task. ANPR is used by police forces around the world for law enforcement purposes, including to check if a vehicle is registered or licensed. It is also used for electronic toll collection on pay-per-use roads and as a method of cataloguing the movements of traffic, for example by highways agencies. Automatic number plate recognition can be used to store the images captured by the cameras as well as the text from the license plate, with some configurable to store a photograph of the driver. Systems commonly use infrared lighting to allow the camera to take the picture at any time of day or night. ANPR technology must take into account plate variations from place to place.

  • Driving licence in Italy


    In Italy the driving licence is a governmental right given to those who request a licence for any of the categories they desire. It is required for every type of motorized vehicle. The minimum age to obtain a driving licence is: 16 years for a motorcycle 125cc with a limit of motor power of 11 kW and for a quadricycle motor (cars with a weight of 400 kg (550 kg if it's for freight transport)and a motor power not exceeding 15 kW), 18 years for a car or a motorcycle without a limit for the engine cylinder capacity and a limit of motor power of 35 kW, and 21 years for mini-buses, three-wheeler without a limit of motor power and cargo vehicles, and 24 years for motorcycles without limits of motor power and for buses. The so-called "patentino" (small driving licence) was an Italian licence given to youngsters with the minimum age of 14 years. This licence permits Italian teenagers to drive in Italy scooters and "micro-cars" (small cars with maximum motor power of 4 kW and maximum speed of 45 km/h). At the minimum age of 16 years, Italians can take the licence for the 125cc which is recognized at European level.

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