Google StreetView cars are going to measure pollution in Amsterdam in a joint project with the city council and the University of Utrecht.
Two cars will be equipped with sensors which will pick up the amounts of nitrogen monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, fine dust particulates and black carbon in the air in each street.
Although the measurements only represent a single moment in the day, the combination with data from the twelve fixed GGD measuring stations will result in a clearer picture of the air quality in the capital, broadcaster NOS said.
Google has carried out similar projects in London, Copenhagen and Mexico City.
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