Smartphones Improving Vehicle Emissions?

Smartphones have been deemed in a negative light when it comes to, blue light affecting our health and negatively impacting our social skills. However, we may need to give more credit to our smartphones when it comes to monitoring pavement quality and vehicle emissions.

You heard that right. Jake Raxon,  MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub research assistant has collaborated with Harvard University student Shahd Nara to create an app that will measure road quality and steer users in the right direction for a most fuel-efficient route.

Thanks to the app, Carbin, smartphones are now using the accelerometer. In smartphones, the accelerometer measures local acceleration and orientation to accomplish specific tasks. Such as, measure footsteps or screen positioning.

Read more about Carbin at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.