Jaguar I-Pace becomes Google Street View’s first electric vehicle
A modified Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV is being used by Google to measure air quality in Dublin over the next 12 months.
Working in partnership with Google, Jaguar Land Rover fitted the I-Pace with air quality measuring sensors and Street View mapping technology.
The I-Pace will measure street-by-street air quality in the city including nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and fine particles (PM2.5). The data will then be used by Google’s scientific research partners to develop maps of street-level air pollution.
Jaguar Land Rover engineers have worked to integrate Google Street View technology into the vehicle, including new roof mountings for the Street View camera, new rear-window glass which allows for wiring and redesigned interior switchgear to incorporate Google Street View controls. With a focus on air quality, the I-Pace offers cabin air ionisation and PM2.5 filtration to enhance occupant comfort and well-being.
Elena Allen, project manager for business development at Jaguar Land Rover, commented: “The integration of Google Street View technology with the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace is the perfect solution for measuring air quality.
“We are delighted to support this project as it aligns with our own journey to becoming an electric-first business and achieving net zero carbon by 2039. Partnerships like this are one of the ways we can achieve our sustainability goals and make a positive impact on society.”