TodayApril 15, 2022

Micro-Manage air quality with Bosch’s Climo

Air quality and urban mobility are two of the most prominent challenges facing smart cities today. Bosch engineers from India have a solution for monitoring neighborhood pollution levels. The device is called Climo.

Climo is a miniaturized air quality system developed as a climate monitoring system to measure air quality in small areas. Climo tracks and analyzes pollution levels along with other data such as humidity and pollen in real-time. Climo is small in size, cost-effective, mobile, and easy to deploy.

Bosch’s Climo is a small box, 1/100th the size, and 1/10th the cost of conven­tional systems. Deployed in cities in India, Germany, Las Vegas, and Sweden Climo allows people to be informed about the air quality in their neighborhood. This ability generates interest on a local level and advises older people, children, and people with health problems when to stay indoors.

Bosch and Intel have joined forces to provide cutting-edge data collection techniques that will guarantee accuracy on real-time data through Clio, the micro-climate monitoring system.

Climo garnered the Smart City technology innovation award for Bosch and Intel at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) after the Germany-based technology group developed the system that evaluates outdoor pollution through a pollution sensor that can visualize and act upon getting rid of the emissions through better planning.

Is your street polluted? According to statistics provided by Bosch, 3.2 million deaths occur annually due to outdoor air pollution, 2.1 million deaths per year related to outdoor air pollution can be prevented, and 92% of the world population, in 2012, was living in places where the WHO air quality guidelines levels were not met.

Now car companies and city officials will know where the pollution is located through the technologically advanced system which uses some of the most advanced wireless sensors to connect over Wi-Fi, GSM, and EDGE networks enabling micro-climatic data collection. Climo is powered by the state-of-the-art Internet of Things (IoT) technology and is designed with cloud-based analytics, data management, and visualization software which facilitates energy efficiency, scalability, and sustainability for real-world applications.

Bosch and Intel had included True plug-n-play sensors with HID (Human Interface Device), high resolution of points of sources for better optimization, remote monitoring enabled with both wired and wireless interface, 400 MHz Intel Quark processor enabled with multi-layer security, Simplified calibration with over-the-air (OTA) updates.

Climo is a compactly built device designed to withstand rugged weather conditions while forecasting regional trend patterns on air pollution, and temperature. It can Provide notifications and alerts on local ambient air quality across device platforms such as tablets, computers, and smartphones. Bosch has included an end-to-end security feature that Prevents hardware and software threats to connected devices

Climo is for cities, which require a more intense advanced system than something like Purple Air quality systems for homes. The most significant advancement with the Climo is working with cities to miniaturize so that the system can go in multiple spots and have more advanced readings.

Air Quality equals quality of life.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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