Google Street View Cars are Mapping City Air Pollution
In Smithsonian Magazine, Heather Hansman reports on how Google, environmental monitoring startup Aclima, and the EPA have partnered to monitor air quality by adding sensors to Google’s Street View cars:
The mobile sensors monitor a host of environmental pollutants: nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, black carbon, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds. The goal is to track the density of these pollutants and how they change during the day, so that city residents have a sense of what they’re inhaling and can adapt their habits.
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