Chicago bus shelters monitor air quality

Outdoor advertising company JCDecaux has partnered with Microsoft Research’s urban innovation group to deploy air quality sensors on 100 bus shelters in Chicago.

JCDecaux says the sensors will measure and record air quality, temperature, and humidity across the city and throughout various weather conditions.

The public can access the data on their smartphones by scanning a QR code on each bus shelter referring to a website designed by Microsoft. This information will also be fed into the Chicago Open Data portal…

The project also involved input from the Array of Things team, a collaborative effort in which scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago collect real-time data on the urban environment for research and public use.