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Ola, Microsoft to analyse street-level air quality

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Companies will use research and data science capabilities jointly

Ola Mobility Institute and Microsoft Research on Monday announced a partnership to measure street-level air quality in Delhi-NCR.

The companies will leverage their strong research and data science capabilities to jointly conduct research to provide periodic reports and insights from the data collected, read a statement issued by the firms.

Data will be collected over the course of one year to record the spectrum of variation in Delhi’s air-pollution. “PM 2.5 data will be collected through sensors mounted on Ola’s fleet of cabs... vehicles have been identified based on a complex algorithm to ensure maximum geographical coverage of data. The sensors will be mounted in the engine compartment,” the statement added.

Deputy managing director of Microsoft Research, India, Venkat Padmanabhan said: “We are excited to be partnering with Ola ... leveraging their reach in the country and our expertise in cutting-edge technologies such as IoT-based sensing and AI, to perform a rigorous research study with the goal of enabling informed solutions.”

The data collected will be made public in the form of dashboards and reports.

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