LPR short fare system
On 1 February 2014, Sydney Airport implemented a licence plate recognition (LPR) short fare system.
The new system allows drivers to exit the taxi ranks without having to notify the kerbside officer of their taxi number and enables kerbside staff to focus on improving taxi flow.
How it works
The LPR system requires the driver to approach the cameras at a speed below 5km/h.
The driver must maintain a three-metre gap between their vehicle and the vehicle in front when approaching the cameras.
Reflective licence plates have a higher capture rate than non-reflective licence plates.
If drivers do not have reflective licence plates there is a risk that they will not be able to take advantage of the short fare system.
Dirty or damaged licence plates may not be read by the cameras.
Any taxi not captured within the LPR system will not be permitted access to the taxi ranks as a short fare.