App tracks pollution from users’ modes of transport

App tracks pollution from users’ modes of transport

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Individuals can directly impact air pollution, and French energy, transport and environmental research and training company IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) developed an app to show just how that can be done. Geco air uses a smartphone’s GPS tracking system and the app’s pollution calculation algorithm to give each journey a pollutant points rating. At the start of a journey, users indicate which mode of transport will be used. Once the app is running, it tallies up the amounts of CO2, fine particle, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and fine particle emissions created by that particular trip.

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