This week in Paris, France, we have ended our deployment of EDAR and couldn’t be more thankful for this opportunity.
We partnered with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), to detect over 110,000 valid measurements in vehicle emissions. We started in mid-June and finished these measurements in less than 14 days, as EDAR provides accurate data in a real-world setting.
We were given this opportunity to use EDAR as part of Paris’s mission for cleaner air and a healthier environment in their Air'volution Project and ICCT's The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) Initiative. The data collected in this project will provide realistic insight into what is actually being emitted on the road.
As Rachel Muncrief of ICCT stated in a recent podcast about the TRUE Initiative, "You have a snapshot of the emissions every time a vehicle goes by. One vehicle passing by or 10 vehicle passing by doesn’t give you a lot of information, but what you get over time is you get thousands, tens of thousands, and hundreds of thousands of vehicles passing by and by that point statistically you’re able to actually get a lot of information about the emissions in the fleet to the point where you can actually say the average emissions of a given vehicle model." With this thought in mind, it is evident that continuous monitoring with EDAR is the only way to truly know how the fleet is performing by taking repeated measurements of all vehicles on the road.
"By the time the Paris testing is finished we’re going to have close to a million records for Europe. That gives you, there’s a lot you can do with that level of data in terms of figuring out real world emissions for vehicles," said Muncrief. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to contribute to their almost one million readings in Europe through this initiative.
We hope others look to Paris as an example, as they recognize air pollution as both an environmental and health risk to future generations. Clean air starts with tackling vehicle pollution, and EDAR is the solution.
We thank you, Paris, for EDAR’s deployment, and hope to work with you again!