On 15 January 2019, the Mayor of London launched what was described as the ‘world’s most sophisticated air pollution monitoring system’. More than 100 sensors have been disseminated across London to collect live data on air quality, and Google Street View cars have been equipped with mobile air quality sensors.
The system aims at identifying pollution hotspots and understand their presence to act and reduce their impact. It was built upon a previous live mapping system of air quality monitoring developed by King’s College London.
The project was built with multiple stakeholders (Environmental Defense Fund Europe, Google) and has the support of the C40 cities network as well as Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.