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EVs help map urban pollution

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AERIAL surveying specialist Bluesky is helping develop a mobile mapping system to measure pollution at street level.

Working with the University of Leicester, the Leicestershire based company is helping to fund further research into air quality in one of the UK’s largest cities.
Scientists armed with specially developed air quality sensors are taking to the streets in electric vehicles in order to measure the true extent of air pollution. Information captured by these sensors will be used to inform research into the pollution caused by city centre traffic and investigations into alternative travel solutions. Bluesky is already collaborating with the University on the use of a world-first spectrometer mounted on an aerial survey plane and the development of a network of low cost ground-based air quality sensors.

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