Project Air View: Google to share air quality data taken from Street View cars with scientists

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Hello, everyone here is a piece of tech news for you from Google. Google is publishing air quality data for scientists that are obtained from California’s Bay Area and Central Valley with its Street View cars under Project Air View just for pollution analyses. The results were captured over the last three years and involve measurements that were taken after wildfires in the Wine Country region and from the agricultural areas of the Central Valley, Engadget reported on Wednesday.

Google first started providing its Street View cars with air pollution sensors in Oakland in 2012 after an offer by the Environmental Defence Fund. As said by the report, The Internet-connected air condition sensors in the cars identify greenhouse gas methane, as well as particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide.

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The company already has similar projects underway in Houston, Salt Lake City, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and London. The search engine giant plans to increase Project Air View to other continents including Asia, Africa, and South America for greater results by the end of 2019.

The company is also planning to implement 50 extra Street View cars with air quality sensors by the end of the year as per the report. while the full results set is not available to the public, scientists have been asked to request access through a classification.

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