Google has developed an app for measuring pollution and emissions

Google has developed an app for measuring pollution and emissions. Google is offering a tool to help measure pollution and emissions levels in cities. The tool was initially available in the United States only, but has now expanded its scope and will now be available in Europe. This app or tool from Google compiles data for transport and buildings from Google Maps, along with publicly available information about emissions. Google initially plans to introduce it to Birmingham, Manchester, Wolverhampton and Coventry, Dublin and Copenhagen. But more cities and continents will be added in the coming weeks.

Google has also given permission for any city to register through an online form. The Environmental In-Site Explorer (EIE) has offered to provide data in four categories, including building emissions, transport pollution, general emissions and cooling capabilities. This app is designed to help cities see what changes they can make to reduce emissions, such as building more bike lanes or installing solar panels on buildings. In a separate project, Air View, Google Street View cars measure air pollution going to other cities, including London and Copenhagen.

  • Will this app reduce pollution?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Will this app benefit the general public as well?

    • Yes
    • No

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  1. There are a number of moving pieces in this one.

    The remote sensor is a requirement. Google has the NEST sensors in many homes that allow them to gather that data.

    There are many companies that have offered this service for many years.

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