Jaguar Land Rover, Google partner to track air quality in Dublin


The latest installment of Google’s Project Air View outfits Jaguar’s new, electric I-PACE with Google Street View technology and mobile air sensors to monitor Dublin’s street-level air quality for the next year.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has partnered with Google to integrate its Jaguar I-PACE with air-quality-measuring sensors and Street View mapping technology — part of a collaboration with the Dublin City Council for its Smart Dublin program.

Part of Google’s global Project Air View, launched in 2018, the partnership makes the I-PACE the first all-electric Google Street View vehicle. For the next 12 months, they will be used to measure and record street-by-street air quality in Dublin — including nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and fine particles (PM2.5). It will also help update Google Maps.

The Jaguar I-PACE, which offers zero-tailpipe-emissions driving, has been equipped with specialized mobile air sensors developed by Aclima — with which Google’s research partners will analyze the data and develop maps of street-level air pollution.

The partnership comes as Jaguar Land Rover defines its future strategy: a sustainable reimagination of modern luxury, unique customer experiences, and positive societal impact — and a commitment to become a net-zero-carbon business by 2039. To realize this vision, JLR will collaborate with industry leaders to enhance sustainability and reduce emissions as well as sharing best practices in next-generation technology, data and software development.

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Sustainable Brands, 27 May 2021