Ola and Microsoft are in partnership to reduce Delhi’s Air-Pollution


Delhi is seriously battling with major Air pollution. The Air quality remains server even after implementing major steps.

Ola and Microsoft had come up with the idea to provide real-time data on Air pollution quality.

Ola and Microsoft research announced on Monday to a partnership with each other to measure the air-quality only in the capital region.

Purpose of the Partnership

Ola Mobility Institute and Microsoft Research will implement strong research and a complete opening up the capabilities to combinedly to conduct research and to publish reports based on the collective data.

This can notify passengers regarding the Air quality in certain areas and can use masks or anything to prevent them from inhaling harmful gases.

How it works

The idea is unique and can have a particular track over the pollution and it opens the way to take measures to eradicate pollution.

The project is going to start later this month and the main AIM of this project to collect data points over the course of a year to track the course and graph of the variation in Delhi pollution.

All the data is collected through the sensors placed and mounted on Ola’s fleet in which cars have been separated based on the complex algorithm to cover up the maximum area.

The project helps the government and environmentalists and helps in their larger air pollution control plans for Delhi-NCR.

The collected data will be publically available from the dashboards to help researches and policymakers in the area.

Microsoft About this

Venkat Padmanabhan, deputy managing director, Microsoft Research India, said: “We are excited to be partnering with Ola on the critical challenge of air pollution, leveraging their reach in the country and our expertise in cutting-edge technologies such as IoT-based sensing and AI, to perform a rigorous research study, with the goal of enabling informed solutions.”.

“This project is part of Ola City Sense, a programme to provide intelligent data-based insights to cities. We are confident that the data acquired from this study will add a new dimension of knowledge to what is already known about air pollution and help combat the problem better through hyper-local strategies,” said Anand Shah, Head, Ola Mobility Institute.

Result from this

The data can completely analyze the dense Air-pollution which results in very bad weather and can also notify travelers for bad air-quality hot spots in the city.

If the Government finds a sever Air-pollution in a particular area, the National Clean Air Programme will take measures to control the intensity of the pollution.