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DRAYSON TECHNOLOGIES AND MOOVIT PARTNER TO PROVIDE AIR POLLUTION AND TRANSIT DATA

15 December 2016

Drayson Technologies and Moovit, the world’s leading app for public transit, today announced a partnership for a pilot programme which will enable Moovit transit riders in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Mexico City to view air pollution levels in their cities through linking to the CleanSpace air pollution maps.

Moovit users in each city can also request to be equipped with CleanSpace Tags, personal air pollution smart sensors designed by Drayson Technologies, in order to collect hyper-local air pollution data as they travel in and around their cities.

Moovit users will be able to link to the CleanSpace App from within the Moovit app to provide them with a view of air pollution levels in their cities. The Moovit community members equipped with CleanSpace Tags will crowd-source air pollution data wherever they are, helping to build a global map of air pollution.

Air pollution contributes to around 5.5 million premature deaths worldwide1, and San Francisco and Los Angeles are among the top six most polluted cities in the United States2. Drayson Technologies and Moovit recognise the importance of informing the public of their air pollution exposure, with this partnership using both organisations’ technological innovations to achieve this aim.

Lord Paul Drayson, Chairman and CEO, Drayson Technologies, said:
“Drayson Technologies and Moovit are two forward-thinking organisations that recognise how technology can improve our lives. With this partnership, we’re combining two areas of innovative technology, crowd-sourced journey planning data and an Internet of Things sensor network, to build information for the benefit of the wider public.

“Air pollution is a global issue but through the provision of accurate data, we can help shape how the public chooses to travel and improve air quality across the globe.”

Yovav Meydad, Moovit’s VP of Products & Marketing, said:
“This partnership highlights our commitment to providing Moovit users with a complete overview of their journeys. Through the provision of information on the journey route and environment, Moovit is working with its engaged community to improve the overall travel experience. Air pollution is a global health issue, but by providing environmental data from CleanSpace, we will help our riders across the world make smarter travel decisions when it comes to their personal air pollution exposure.”

1GBD, http://www.healthdata.org/news-release/poor-air-quality-kills-55-million-worldwide-annually
2American Lung Association, http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/sota/city-rankings/most-polluted-cities.html