What can the new Jaguar I-Pace Google Street View car do?
The Jaguar I-Pace's high-quality air sensors were created by Aclima; a leader in the development of greenhouse gas and air quality measurement technology. The sensors are mounted on the roof of the electric car and measures air quality street-by-street as the car photographs the roads.
This is not the first time Google has partnered with Aclima. Autoblog reported that so far, Google and Aclima have collected over 100 million data points since the start of Google Project Air View that launched six years ago.
How will the I-Pace air quality data be used?
One of the most important benefits of integrating the electric Jaguar I-Pace with Google Street View technology is the easy access to invaluable real-time data.
Dublin’s city officials hope to use insights from the data to help them take action to improve the city's overall health and environmental conditions. Google and the Dublin City Council continue to make the air quality data freely available to the scientific community.
Will Google Street View cars go fully electric?
Since 2015, the Subaru Impreza has been Google's go-to Street View car of choice. The introduction of the electric crossover Jaguar I-Pace will hopefully be the beginning of more forward-thinking, environment-friendly transportation practices. The I-Pace that measures air pollution doesn’t release any emissions as it travels along the streets.
As for Jaguar, the company plans to be a leader in transitioning to electric cars. The automaker pledged to achieve net-zero carbon by 2039. It is an ambitious goal shared by many in the industry who hope to make a positive impact on the environment. The Jaguar and Google Street View partnership might signal a future of many more electric Street View cars around the world.
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