Remote sensing applications

The 6 most important applications

The RSD is so versatile and powerful that there are plenty of different applications, focused on monitoring and analyzing emissions, but also designed for operational and practical purposes. The six most common applications are:

Real-world traffic characterization

The vehicles driving in a city are measured with RSDs and their emissions are classified by pollutant, vehicle type, fuel type, engine size, location, etc. This monitoring allows to estimate how much pollution is produced by road transport in a specific city and how much does each group of vehicles contribute to the total pollution.

Police enforcement

Some drivers or fleet owners manipulate their vehicles, a growing practice all over the world. The RSD can find cheating-vehicles in the spot, in combination with police surprise roadside checks by the real-time identification of transgressors. The RSD sends an alert to the police of suspicious vehicles.

High-emitters identification

Very few vehicles pollute a lot. They may be misaligned, deteriorated or manipulated vehicles. The RSD makes it possible to identify the dirtiest vehicles in the city, in order to act on them, creating fair and efficient policies for the citizens.

Urban tolling and Low-Emission Zones

Control of vehicles access from the periphery to the interior of the city. Application of congestion charges, according to the classification of each vehicle and their real-emissions. Deny access to high-emitters, control de entrance of Low-Emission Zones, control that plug-in hybrids circulate in electric mode, etc. Fair and effective policies.

Fleet evaluation and control

A vehicle that is highly polluting is a vehicle that does not operate efficiently. Therefore, we can study its excess of emissions to estimate the expected fuel savings if that vehicle were corrected. This study is very useful for fleets of trucks or buses, to monitor the real emissions of the whole fleet as well as to identified defective vehicles without stopping their normal operation.

Smart cities

Endless applications. The RSD works with 5G and is essentially an IoT device. It can be the cornerstone of Smart Cities, with endless applications. Our RSDs are linked with ALPR networks, they are connected with traffic simulation softwares, noise sensors, connected infrastructure, etc. The devices can send information to the drivers via smartphone app.

The RSD can help design efficient and fair mobility policies, resulting in a real (and measurable) reduction of traffic emissions.

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