Airlet - Air pollution indicator for travel routes

Posted On:2018-11-16 11:31:24


Airlet provides a differentiated solution to monitor air pollution along the popular travel routes in a city and provide targeted alerts to the users who wish to take less polluted routes. The solution combines air pollution monitors mounted on public transport vehicles, taxis and council vehicles and AI-powered application that can analyse the data to provide alternate lesser polluted route options.

Project in a nutshell

What - What problem were you trying to solve? or, what was your value proposition?

Who - Who are/can be the key beneficiaries of this project?

Why - Why was your project different from others ? or, was there anything unique?

How - How did you overcome specific challenges?

Wow - Were there any special “wow” moments in the project?

Project Type

  • College Project



: Leeds

: 2017/11 to 2017/11


  • Sustainable Health & Wellness
  • Pollution Control

Project Status

  • Completed

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Team Members

  • Vishnu Sunil
  • John Upton
  • James Spilsbury
  • Amzir Boodoo


The solution consisted of air pollution monitors mounted on public transport vehicles, council vehicles and taxis. As these vehicles often travel along the highly polluted and populated areas of the city, they will be able to collect real-time data on the air pollution levels in those routes. 
These data can be used to map pollution levels along each route.

Tools & Technologies

AI-powered real-time Map routing 


Various parameters and pollutants that need to be monitored to get better levels of air pollution were prioritised. Using locally available sensors a prototype was designed and assembled to demonstrate the idea. 

Results & Inferences

A partially working prototype was developed as part of the Leeds Climathon, a global movement organised by Climate-KIC designed to tackle an urban climate-related challenge. The idea sparked a high interest among the City Council representatives and other investors at the finals.

Future Plans

Developing a working model and partnerships with local council on the implementation.

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