Electronics and Semiconductors

Jaguar and Google use an EV to measure air quality

27 May 2021
The I-PACE all-electric vehicle equipped with air quality sensors and Google Street View camera. Source: Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover is partnering with Google to integrate air quality measuring sensors and street mapping technology on the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE.

The companies claim this is the first all-electric Google Street View vehicle and will be used to measure street-by-street air quality in Dublin, Ireland. This will include nitrogen dioxide and carbon dioxide emissions and fine particles. The vehicles will also help update Google Maps.

The Jaguar electric vehicle (EV) was equipped with specialized mobile air sensors developed by Aclima and launched to capture data over the next 12 months. The equipment was integrated to the vehicle with new roof mountings for the Street View camera, new rear-window glass for wiring and redesigned interior switchgear for Google Street View controls.

The goal of the project is to help Jaguar become a net zero carbon business by 2039 and Jaguar plans to collaborate with industry leaders to enhance sustainability and reduce emissions as well as sharing best practices in next-generation technology, data and software development.

Google is working with the Dublin City Council to map hyperlocal air quality insights for cities and act on the climate and health of these regions.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com

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