Copenhagen to use Google Street View to keep pollution in check

Copenhagen to use Google Street View to keep pollution in check

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The air quality measuring equipment will be mounted on Google Street View cars which will help to measure the actual pollution levels throughout the city.

With an aim to measure the air pollution of Copenhagen, the Danish capital’s municipality revealed that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Google.

The air quality measuring equipment will be mounted on Google Street View cars which will help to measure the actual pollution levels throughout the city.

This will bring Copenhagen to the fore in the struggle to secure the best possible air quality and give citizens information that will allow them to cycle down the least polluted routes.

At present, air pollution in Copenhagen is measured only in three areas, but the partnership will measure air quality on a street by street basis and help provide a better overview of air pollution in each neighbourhood.

Google already has ample experience in air quality measurements from US cities, but the partnership with Copenhagen is the tech giant’s first air quality foray into Europe.

The co-operation is part of Copenhagen’s strategy aimed at improved air quality measurement in the city – which also includes possible models involving banning diesel cars in the city.