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Google Deploys Its First All-Electric Street View Car

Google has captured more than 10 million miles of global Street View imagery since camera-powered cars hit the streets for the first time 14 years ago.

But despite the emergence of green vehicle technology, the company has now agreed to deploy only its first fully-electric Street View car.

The vehicle, a Jaguar i-Pace, recently took to the streets of Dublin to take new imagery for Google Street View, a popular online service that offers panoramic views of a growing number around the world.

But Jaguar i-Pace is not doing the same, as Google’s first all-electric Street View car is equipped with a mobile air-sensing platform to collect data on the city’s air quality over the next 12 months.

Google street view's first all-electric car, the jaguar i-pace.
Google’s first all-electric street view car captures imagery on the streets of Dublin and measures air quality. Google

Created by environmental intelligence company Eclima, the technology’s sensors can measure and analyze pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, fine particulate matter and ozone, which at high levels not only climate but human health Can also harm. .

“Dublin City Council is dedicated to fulfilling its commitment to the U.N. Breathlife Campaign, and it is projects like these that allow us to make informed decisions for the benefit of our city and citizens of innovation and forward thinking.” Takes advantage, ”Hazel Chu, Lord Dublin’s mayor, said in comments reported by the Irish Times. “Environmental air quality is an issue that affects everyone, especially people living in cities, and I look forward to learning more about how our city lives and breathes.”

Google has actually been doing this kind of work in many cities since 2017, however given the type of car being used in Dublin, there will be slightly less pollution to detect this time.

It is unclear whether Google plans to use more electric vehicles in its ongoing Street View project. We have reached out to the company to find out this and will update this article when we hear back.

In other Street View news, check out this remarkable story of how one man drove a camera for thousands of miles in a major effort to bring the southern African nation of Zimbabwe into Google’s mapping tool.

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