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Emtec teams up with the Impact Lab to help combat climate change

By January 1, 2021April 28th, 2021EXIST

An Exeter start-up company is working with regional and national experts on a project aiming to help cut CO2 emissions in cities across the world.

Emtec has developed technology that is being used in a London-based pilot project with a fleet of 250 vehicles, measuring carbon dioxide emissions in order to help manage and ultimately reduce them.

Now Emtec has teamed up with The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab (Impact Lab) in Exeter to gather more data and scale up the project to a global level.

Working with the Impact Lab’s technical specialists, Emtec aims to measure transport emissions more effectively, and produce valid economic rationale to support the next steps.

John White, Co-Founder of Emtec, explained: “Emtec combines cloud computing, connected car technologies and artificial intelligence to simplify all aspects of fleet operation and vehicle renewal planning.

“Initiatives across the world are aiming to reduce carbon emissions, which are a cause of climate change. Our technology accurately measures emissions so we can then assess how effective these initiatives are.

“As we look to develop our technology further by monitoring more data sources, we needed access to additional data and data analysts to grow our products and services sustainably and accurately.

“The Impact Lab’s project management and technical experts are the perfect partners to facilitate this and we’re excited about where this collaboration will take the company.”

Emtec’s short-term ambition is to work directly with the Exeter City Futures Partner Network to explore how they can help local organisations and their fleet management to cut their emissions. Looking further ahead, there are 7,000 cities globally which have signed up to clean air projects, and Emtec would like to roll out their technology worldwide. |