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Prague fights air pollution through technology

The city has been running also a pilot program for electric buses

  • April 26, 2018 19:00
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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In this European capital, new construction materials capable of swallowing pollution should appear in 2018. Prague will also be able to detect sources of contamination with sensors, smartphones or connected cars, like Google vehicles, which are already spotting methane leaks in street view.

The Air Quality Improvement Program is a basic conceptual document that sets out measures to create favourable air quality in the most heavily affected areas of the Czech Republic. Another approach is the pilot project for fleet evaluation in Prague which is being run on the basis of the measurement of ultrafine exhaust particles. As the available results of air quality measurements show, thanks to the long-term application of a number of measures by the City of Prague, there is a gradual improvement of the air quality in the city. The city has been seeking also, for example, to add electric cars to the city fleet and has been running a pilot program to see if electric buses would work on some routes. More recharging stations for electric vehicles are also planned.

Source: Prague Municipality

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