JLR & Google partner for new tech

Jaguar Land Rover has partnered with Google to integrate its all-electric Jaguar I-Pace with air quality measuring sensors and Street View mapping technology.

The I-Pace is the first all-electric Google vehicle and will be used to measure street-by-street air quality in Dublin including nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and fine particles (PM2.5). It will also help update Google Maps.

The Jaguar I-Pace, which offers zero tailpipe-emissions driving, has been equipped with specialised mobile air sensors developed by Aclima and has launched in Dublin to capture data over the next 12 months. Google’s scientific research partners will analyse the data and 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.

Mr Elena Allen, Project Manager for Business Development at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The integration of Google Street View technology with the all-electric Jaguar I-PaceCE 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.”