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What is remote sensing?
Remote sensing technologies allow the accurate measurement of vehicle emissions under actual real-world driving conditions. Thousands of vehicles can be assessed, in a short space of time, without interfering with the vehicles whose emissions are being measured.
Systems are typically configured to measure emissions of nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and ammonia. Bespoke measurement campaigns are designed to explore real-world vehicle emissions, at locations ranging from a single road links up to city scale fleet assessments, in order to inform the design of low-emission policies.
Ricardo’s database of vehicle emissions provides unique insight into real-world vehicle emissions performance. Our emission data are matched to individual vehicle characteristics, such as manufacturer, model, engine type, age and mileage to identify their respective contributions to emissions. The database also provides valuable insights into the impact that environmental factors, such as ambient temperature and driving conditions, have on real-world vehicle emissions.
Find out more
To find out more about how remote sensing vehicle emissions can support you to better understand real-driving emissions, supporting the design and monitoring of low-emissions policies, contact David Carslaw at firstname.lastname@example.org, or download our supporting documentation below.