Scotland is leading the way in having the most effective and innovative Low Emission Zones (LEZ) in the U.K. and Europe. Transport Scotland awarded a three-year contract to Hager Environmental & Atmospheric Technologies (HEAT) and their partners Element Energy and The International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT) to install a monitoring network to detect real-world emissions using the high-tech remote sensing system called EDAR (Emissions Detection and Reporting) on roadways throughout Scotland’s major cities – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and Dundee.
The remote sensing network commissioned by Transport Scotland brings to fruition the promise in Scotland’s Programme for Government (PfG) of establishing a “network of cutting-edge remote sensing air quality monitors.” This state-of-the-art network will help reduce the number of harmful pollutants in the air caused by vehicles. The goal is to ultimately improve air quality and the health of Scottish citizens while creating a streamlined infrastructure to mitigate excess pollution and the misuse of emissions controls.
Yolla Hager, president at HEAT said, “we are very excited to be working with Transport Scotland to achieve their goal of creating Europe’s most comprehensive network of cutting-edge remote sensing air quality monitors on local and trunk roads”.
Celine Cluzel, Director at Element Energy said, “Remote sensing technology is an effective tool to map and understand pollution in our cities, this study will provide useful data and test a technical solution for policymakers to develop strategies to tackle road pollution”.
Hager Environmental & Atmospheric Technologies (HEAT) is a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified Woman-Owned Small Business headquartered in the United States with a subsidiary in Dublin, Ireland. HEAT’s proprietary EDAR system was successfully introduced to the emissions testing industry in 2014 and has subsequently performed testing across North America, the U.K., and Europe. HEAT is responsible for providing cutting-edge, real-world emissions testing services using Remote Sensing technology. The company has a team of expert engineers with over 100 years of combined experience. Their collective goal is to provide an enhanced network of EDAR systems by integrating them seamlessly into air quality programs.
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