Google's Street View cars can collect air pollution data too

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    In urban areas like Oakland, California, the air quality can vary dramatically from block to block.

    Squeezed between three freeways and overlooking a major port, Oakland is exposed to daily emissions from truck and ship engines. Pockets of soot, smog, and nitrogen dioxide hover above many of the city's homes, schools, and community centers, while other areas remain relatively clear.

    To find these pollution "hot spots," researchers installed air quality monitoring equipment on two Google Street View mapping cars. The vehicles strategically roamed Oakland's streets over the course of a year, ultimately logging 15,000 miles and gathering 3 million unique measurements.
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