Besides all the photos and the virtual tours offered by Google Street View, from places and cities that sometimes is hard to actually visit them, this time the company is collaborating with Aclima, an organization that creates environmental sensors networks, in order to put some pollution detectors in Google’s cars.
This way, the sensors will measure up the quality of the air, will gather information on the pollutants that affects the environment, in a way that people from different cities, local scientist or communities will benefit from.
The sensor network was initially tested in Denver, NASA and EPA being involved as well in the air quality improvement program. The cars drove for 750 hours over a course of a month, only in this city, with many more to follow.
Source: the verge