Tricked-Out Google Cars Are Tracking Air Pollution

By [email protected] Within cities, air pollution can vary dramatically block by block and depending on the proximity to freeways and warehouses.

Those were some of the findings in a new report published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology on Monday led by researchers at the Environmental Defense Fund and the University of Texas at Austin, using Google Street View cars equipped with air-pollution sensors from a startup called Aclima.

Over the course of a year (May 2015 to May 2016), two Google Street View cars were driven at standard speeds, for six to eight hours a day, around many of the streets in

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