Tata Motors and Group companies, partner BreezoMeter for in-cabin pollution management

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 12 Aug 2020

Tata Motors, Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) and Tata Elxsi have joined forces with Israel-based BreezoMeter, a location-specific, real-time global air pollution, pollen and active fires data provider.

The move will further enhance the goal of both organisations within the industry and help to strengthen the future of in-cabin safety and management. It will allow drivers to see real-time information about air quality in their vicinity on their car dashboards, allowing them to make better health decisions based on the air pollution levels and individual sensitivities.

Alerts will make the driver aware when they enter an area with poor air quality. It also offers an air quality map that highlights the best, and worst, parts of any city, helping them plan the most non-polluted route to keep them and their families protected. It can also be used to automatically activate the windows, sunroof, A/C and filtration systems to keep the vehicle clear of pollutants.

BreezoMeter’s data is accurate to five metres, is updated hourly, has global coverage and provides a four-day forecast. The company says its multi-layered data approach to environmental reporting and sophisticated machine learning was the ultimate fit for Tata Motors and TMETC.

Jon Clark, head of electrical and electronics, Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) said: “In line with Tata Motors and TMETC’s objective to improve passenger safety and comfort, we are happy to collaborate with Tata Elxsi, who will help integrate BreezoMeter’s SDK that will satisfy our system requirements.”

According to company estimates on an average drivers spend around three years of their life on the road in a setting where both vehicle and passengers are regularly exposed to environmental hazards. A recent increase in awareness concerning personal health and car safety, during a time of heightened environmental challenges, requires smarter and safer cabins.

Ran Korber, CEO, BreezoMeter said: “This partnership with the three businesses within the Tata Group is a great opportunity for BreezoMeter to enhance the safety and comfort to an increasing number of passengers. We are looking forward to a continued relationship with the mobility giant as we move forward with a shared mission to improve in-cabin safety and management.”

TMETC is a subsidiary of Tata Motors, launched in 2005 as a UK-based centre of excellence for automotive design and engineering. It provides research and development, principally for Tata Motors. Its team of engineering experts develops vehicle technologies to meet the needs of future generations in the world of autonomous, connected, electric, and shared mobility (ACES). Tata Elxsi is a leading global design and technology services company.