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Vancouver to measure diesel truck emissions with roadside sensors

Posted By Tom Jackson On July 25, 2012 @ 6:00 am In Construction Blog,Uncategorized | No Comments


Tickets for dirty driving?

The city of Vancouver, B.C., Canada will soon start using infrared and ultra-violet scopes to determine how much air pollution is going out the exhaust stacks [2] of highway trucks in that city. The devices send out beams from a portable testing trailer that measure the density of the exhaust.

The Air Care On-road testing system is being used only for study purposes now, but it doesn’t take much imagination to see where this could head. In addition to a radar gun the cops could be equipped with an “emissions gun,” and if you’re over the limit I could see this scenario playing out:

Driver: “What’s wrong officer, was I speeding?”

Police officer: “No but our Air Care gun clocked you at 3.5 grams pm per brake horsepower, and your NOx is through the roof! 



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[2] determine how much air pollution is going out the exhaust stacks: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Metro+Vancouver+remote+sensing+measure+truck+diesel+pollution/6976697/story.html

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