Drayson Technologies Partners With Greentomatocars to Help Map London's Air Pollution

The companies have partnered to create a mobile Internet of Things sensor network that will help build a hyper-local map of air pollution in London.
By IOT Journal
May 12, 2017

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Drayson Technologies and London's largest environmentally friendly private-hire service, greentomatocars, have partnered to create a mobile Internet of Things (IoT) sensor network that will help build a hyper-local map of air pollution in London.

Greentomatocars operate daily in London, their vehicles will be installed with Drayson Technologies' CleanSpace Tag, an air pollution smart sensor. The information collected during day-to-day travels will be used to create a comprehensive map of air pollution in the capital.

London breached its annual air pollution limit within just 5 days this year[1], and in January 2017 the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, warned that London's toxic air is a "public health emergency" just days before issuing a 'black alert' for air pollution levels in London[2]. City Hall has also recently taken steps to address London's air pollution issue with the launch of an ultra low emission zone in London from April 2019.

Greentomatocars' company values are rooted in environmental sustainability. The partnership with Drayson Technologies will help address the severe problem faced in the capital by better equipping businesses and the public with the information they need to understand air pollution levels in London. Greentomatocars drivers will be using the sensors daily and the company will be passing on air pollution data to its customers. The company also aims to identify vulnerable locations for air pollution exposure, such as hospitals and schools. It can issue drivers with best practice guidelines for travelling through these areas, such as switching to electric mode where possible.

Greentomatocars' fleet of hybrid and emission free vehicles include the Toyota Mirai. The Mirai has fuel cells that use hydrogen gas to generate electricity. The only by-product is warm water vapour.

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