Friday, July 22, 2016

Bike Couriers Mapping Carbon Monoxide Pollution in London

A group of London bicycle couriers are to be equipped with portable carbon monoxide sensors under plans announced yesterday by Drayson Technologies to build "the world's most advanced air pollution map". The firm, founded by former Labour minister Lord Paul Drayson, has partnered with phone app courier company Gophr to deliver the project, which will see 50 couriers fitted with Drayson Technologies' CleanSpace Tags to monitor air pollution on their journeys across the capital.

As the bike couriers carry out their same-day deliveries, they are predicted to cover around 17,000 miles each month while collecting carbon monoxide data to help build a real-time map of London's air pollution levels, Drayson Technologies said. Couriers' journeys will be tracked via satellite using LoRa (long range) trackers developed by mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat to provide real-time location and height data to compliment the air pollution readings.

Read the full article @ the Business Green

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