Darmstadt has installed a comprehensive sensor network within its city limits, which measures and controls environmental pollution.
The aim of this ambitious digital project is to keep nitrogen oxide emissions and thus air pollution as low as possible. The sensors not only measure pollutants and fine dust in the air, but also other factors such as humidity and temperature. The sensors are located at a total of 16 points in the city, mostly on street lamps and signposts. This means that there is no need to install separate masts and the necessary concrete foundations, making this measuring system flexible and suitable for local use.
This so-called "Digital City Project", which is in turn supported by the "Clean Air" funding program, is led by the City of Darmstadt, the Department of Transport and the Environmental Agency.
This "air pollution radar" is being tested in a slightly modified form in several municipalities in France. Each individual vehicle is scanned with a laser and the respective pollutant emissions are directly evaluated.
According to the city of Darmstadt, this interesting project is an absolute role model and could carry out measurements in many cities after its "trial period".
So will we all soon be monitored seamlessly in our vehicle?