Faced with the impacts of means of transport on the climate and the increase in hazards, the project wished to develop a method to measure the impacts and promote modifications. CARES will complement existing commercially available remote emission sensing instruments with two additional non-intrusive, non-contact methods for measuring vehicle emissions in the real world to significantly expand current measurement capabilities.
Anticipation for adaptation.
With the aim of extending air quality measurement: CARES is partnering with cities across Europe to carry out remote sensing emission campaigns. The aim of these campaigns is to demonstrate innovations in remote sensing hardware and software and to show how remote sensing can help solve air quality and pollution problems.
The website offers many working documents (e.g. experience in China) but as mentioned, the covid has interrupted the measurements in different cities in Europe.
Indeed, laboratory tests have proven to be inappropriate in the past. The project therefore wishes to establish a link between field measurement and political actors. The project wants to implement a new technological and political approach.
The improvement of air quality and the reduction of pollution in cities have considerable effects on societies.
Innovation is both technological and methodological. On the technological level, it concerns the use of remote sensing as an instrument for measuring air quality in cities. At the methodological level, it is about the creation of a link between research laboratories and political actors.