Enterprise IT vendor IBM has joined hands with the Delhi Dialogue Commission to utilize Internet of Things (IoT) and analytical technologies to support Delhi Government’s clean air action plan.
The tie up is part of IBM’s Green Horizons initiative.
Delhi Government will benefit from insight about the nature of air pollution in the city, which has 18 million population, and can identify sustainable methods for improving the outlook in the short and long term.
One of the focus areas of the study will be how Delhi’s 7.4 million vehicles contribute to air pollution in the city. The number of vehicles in the city grows by over 1,200 each day.
“Tackling air pollution is a major priority of the Delhi government in order to safeguard the health of our citizens and ensure an attractive environment for people and businesses alike. We need real-time insight about the situation on the ground to optimize our action plan,” said Ashish Khetan, vice chairman of Delhi Dialogue Commission.
IBM will be utilizing Big Data generated by sensors in environmental monitoring stations, traffic systems and meteorological satellites; Cognitive technologies that understand this data, and use it to tune a predictive model, allowing more informed decisions about how to improve air quality.
“Our India research team is helping to create a decision support system with accuracy. This will not advance understanding of today’s issues, and provide actionable insight for addressing them while also protecting economic activity and livelihoods,” said Ramesh Gopinath, vice president and CTO, IBM Research, India.
Meanwhile, IBM Research announced its agreement with the City of Johannesburg and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to apply advanced technologies to help the city deliver on its air quality management plan.