Google’s Street View cars are exposing hyperlocal air pollution trends

It’s already spotting concerning issues in poorer communities

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Innovative Thinking

The idea of putting air pollution sensors on cars meant to take pictures of roads certainly wasn’t conventional. When Google first did so in 2015, it wasn’t clear what kind of results it would yield.

Precise Analytics

Measuring air quality on a large scale is better than nothing. However, it omits granular-level data that can cause disparities for those living in areas with worse pollution. Checking levels on a street-by-street basis is a far more accurate way of doing things.

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