In January 2016 Magenta started a collaboration with IBIMET, the Institute of Biometeorology of the italian National Research Council.
IBIMET developed a low-cost platform for air quality monitoring called AIRQino and it is involved in several projects focused on smart-cities. Magenta and IBIMET are going to share their monitoring platform and collected data in order to investigate the correlation between traffic flows and the concentration of various pollutants in urban environments. For this purpose, an AIRQino monitoring station has already been installed at Magenta headquarter, which also hosts a CHEST/TrafficFlow sensor. So, we have the first traffic-flow and air-quality joint monitoring station!
The collaboration is at its very early stage but has already achieved some results: the paper “An integrated low-cost road traffic and air pollution monitoring platform for next citizen observatories” written by IBIMET’s researchers and Magenta’s engineers has been accepted for presentation at the 3rd Conference on sustainable Urban Mobility to be held in Volos, Greece, on 26-27 May 2016.