Our license plates are 6 x 12 inches (15.24 x 30.48 centimeters).
The German license plate is almost twice as wide (52 centimeters), only black and white and that's not even legible.
All four images that I made are virtually the same, with no noticeable differences.
This is a strong indication that it is not the compression, since otherwise it would always look slightly different depending on the resolution. It points more to the image sensor, which already delivers so poorly.
The camera is what it is! Not what we were hoping for!
I also come to this conclusion.
The software can't do anything about that, since the image comes from the image sensor as it comes.