Google Street View Cars to Track Local Air Pollution Data

Google Street View Cars to Track Local Air Pollution Data

by Vikas Vij

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One of the key challenges in assessing air pollution exposure and its impact on a person’s health is that air quality may be different in locations where a person lives, works or plays. In the city, air quality can vary from block to block, neighborhood to neighborhood, and the existing infrastructure of air monitors is not fully equipped to address these gaps in space and time.                         

Google has now partnered with Aclima, a San Francisco-based air quality technology company, to address this problem by going mobile. Google’s Street View cars will be equipped with fully-loaded air quality monitoring stations. The goal is to use hyper-local data to make better-informed community decisions and support new science and health studies.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.