Posted on 16/09/2016
ENVIRA Sostenible, a company from Envira Group whose specialty is the development of technology to monitor environmental parameters, will present from today to the 22nd, during the European Mobility Week, a pioneer system for the control of air quality in cities that works on board of public local vehicles and that has already been successfully tested in several European cities.
The UrVAMM system develops a novel way for environmental monitoring in cities. It is installed on board of buses, waste-collection vehicles or other vehicles for local services with two main purposes: the moving monitoring of air quality and the control of emissions by means of efficient driving with their own technology.
The system, born from the alliance between Envira Sostenible and the company ADN Mobile Solutions, installs an efficient-driving assistant on board together with an environmental monitoring device. This creates an environmental solution that reaches almost the whole extension of the city. Monitoring pollutants on the road allows for the sampling of the levels established in environmental regulations, as a support for the traditional monitoring methods and without mitigating circumstances such as distance or vegetation.
This technology, whose pilot tests have been carried out in local buses in Oslo (Norway), Madrid, Valencia and Gijón (Spain), gives the Local Councils more information about air quality, providing them with a “map” with the daily routes of each vehicle and complementing the data from the reference stations in permanent sites of the city.
The sensors that ENVIRA Sostenible has integrated in the UrVAMM system, whose market launch is almost ready, measure concentrations of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen monoxide, ozone and particles, as well as temperature and humidity. The device will also measure air quality inside the vehicle with data about carbon dioxide (CO2), volatile organic compounds, particles, temperature and humidity.
As a company part of the European Mobility Week, ENVIRA Sostenible has prepared an exhibition at its site (Parque Tecnológico de Asturias, Llanera) where all (previously registered) people interested can see the working of this pioneer system that will contribute to improve the control of air quality in our cities.