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Prague targets air quality

The sensors will help the city understand local air quality and target actions to improve it

The sensors will help Prague make data-based decisions on air quality
The sensors will help Prague make data-based decisions on air quality

The city of Prague in the Czech Republic has taken a significant step in building its smart city infrastructure with the installation of air quality sensors which gather real-time data through its ICE Gateway network.


They are being provided by Finnish company Vaisala, which develops and manufactures a range of products for environmental and industrial measurement. The CO2 sensors will help the city to understand the local air quality conditions and to target actions in order to improve air quality.


It is one part of the city’s smart city project which was initiated in 2017 and also includes sustainable smart lighting. The Vaisala sensors will be installed on the smart streetlights which are also used for traffic monitoring, security and other applications.


"With Vaisala’s sensors now installed, this project creates an entirely new approach to obtaining important and relevant information for the people in Prague,” said John Liljelund, head of air quality, weather and environment, Vaisala. “Our products can be built into comprehensive air quality monitoring networks that provide specific information on where pollution is generated and which areas are influenced by it."


ICE Gateway, based in Berlin, enables cities to provide smart solutions by upgrading their existing infrastructure and adding new functions and services that improve the life of their citizens.


"Vaisala’s high quality sensors as well as their worldwide leading position and expertise in weather sensors is a perfect match to our highly secure smart city plug-and-play solution,” said says Ramin L. Mokhtari, CEO of ICE Gateway. “We will work together to offer more advanced local real-time services for citizens, such as e-health information and local data in combination with other sensors such as traffic density."


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