Business Wire

Faster Air Quality Mapping Thanks to Ricardo’s RapidAir Software

Share

RapidAir®, developed by the global air quality, energy and environment specialists, is the next generation dispersion modelling and policy support platform that enables users to test the impact of scenarios in minutes, supporting the identification of measures that will reduce traffic emissions and consequently improve public health.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220117005253/en/

To view this piece of content from mms.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

RapidAir air quality software (Photo: Business Wire)

The ground-breaking air quality dispersion modelling software has already been successfully used across Asia, Europe and the UK, supporting Clean Air Zone evaluations, traffic management measures and wider air quality management activities. In response to requests from clients, including transport and health professionals, Ricardo has developed a cloud-based RapidAir software, complimenting its consultancy offering and making the capabilities of RapidAir more accessible to professionals to support air quality research and targeted policy development.

Stuart Sneddon, Technical Director for Air Quality, said: “We are extremely proud of RapidAir. It has been designed and developed with the needs of our clients in mind and has been subject to intensive testing and peer review to ensure that it performs to the highest possible standard. Its capacity to model large complex domains at high resolution, speed of operation and range of innovations really sets it apart from other software offerings, as well as saving clients time and money.

“Users can quickly evaluate the impact of different mitigation scenarios, generating reliable outputs that they can have confidence in, allowing them to make trusted and informed policy decisions.”

Ricardo engineers are active users of the software themselves. RapidAir is currently being deployed as part of a UKGovernment-funded project which uses transport location data to improve air quality in towns and cities around the world. The team is investigating how data from the software can be used in conjunction with vehicle and traffic simulations to understand the full impacts of clean air zones.

RapidAir was initiated in 2012 and has been further developed over the years using an objective and innovative approach, incorporating international best practice and cutting-edge methodologies.

RapidAir was integral to Ricardo’s air quality team’s support of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council in the development of a package of mitigation measures that secured £43 million in Government funding to deliver them as part of its Clean Air Zone commitment.

Sally Jones, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, said: “The air pollution evidence, coupled with Ricardo’s economic assessment, equipped us with the high-quality evidence necessary to support our application for Government funding.

“We’re confident that the selected measures, when implemented, will be successful in reducing air pollution in the city and, in turn, improve public health.”

Dr Sneddon said: “Our team of specialists has been able to overcome common limitations associated with other air quality models to provide rapid, precise and more effective air quality management for authorities, cities and businesses.”

For more information on RapidAir, visit https://www.rapidair.co.uk/

Ends

NOTES TO EDITORS:

About Ricardo

Ricardo plc is a world-class environmental, engineering and strategic consulting company listed on the London Stock Exchange. With over 100 years of engineering excellence, we provide exceptional levels of expertise in delivering leading edge and innovative cross sector sustainable products and solutions, helping our global customers increase efficiencies, achieve growth and create a clear and safer future. Our mission is clear –- to create a world fit for the future. For more information visit www.ricardo.com

Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy, helping clients to respond to environmental challenges and opportunities around the world. Its team of over 450 staff draws on an impressive heritage supporting governments and businesses for over 40 years. The consultancy is an operating division of Ricardo plc. For more information, visit https://ee.ricardo.com/

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

Media contacts:

Julie Palmer
Media and communications manager, Ricardo Energy & Environment
Tel: 01235 753467
Email: Julie.palmer@ricardo.com

Gill Gibbons
Ricardo Media Office
Tel: +44 (0)7795 342804
E-mail: media@ricardo.com

About Business Wire

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Import Prohibition in Europe as Result of Search and Seizure by French Court17.5.2022 03:00:00 EEST | Press release

Seoul Viosys (“SVC”) (KOSDAQ: 092190), a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd., has won a patent litigation against a European home appliance distributor that infringed its Violeds technology. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220516005048/en/ Violeds technology applied to air purification solutions (Graphic: Business Wire) In February 2022, Seoul Viosys filed patent litigation against FTHMM International B.V., a Netherlands trading company, in The Hague District Court of the Netherlands, seeking a preliminary injunction against the sales of infringing UV LED products. The asserted patent relates to Violeds technology that can effectively disinfect water, air space, and surfaces by using ultraviolet lights. According to the cease and desist declaration approved by the court, FTHMM acknowledged infringing Seoul Viosys’ patent and will be required to cease all sales of infringing UV LED products and destroy

Conviva Announces Streaming Audience Measurement Standard Leveraging Comprehensive, Continuous, Census-level Technology16.5.2022 21:21:00 EEST | Press release

Conviva, the Continuous Measurement Analytics platform for streaming media, today announces it will unveil a streaming audience measurement standard to be released for general availability at CES 2023. This expansion is in partnership with premium streaming providers using Conviva’s real-time cloud sessionization technology. The new standard provides census-level streaming audience ad packaging and measurement that is complimentary and interoperable with linear TV allowing streaming providers to compete at scale with the digital walled gardens solutions competing for ad budgets today. Conviva’s platform currently processes nearly 3 trillion streaming data events daily, supporting more than 500 million unique viewers watching 200 billion streams per year across 4 billion applications streaming on devices. “Audience measurement represents the streaming industry’s biggest opportunity and Conviva’s technology definitively unlocks its potential,” comments Keith Zubchevich, CEO of Conviva. “

Verimatrix Anti-Piracy and Threat Defense Experts To Highlight Latest Innovations at CABSAT and TT CS16.5.2022 18:45:00 EEST | Press release

Regulatory News: Verimatrix, (Euronext Paris: VMX), the leader in powering the modern connected world with people-centered security, today announced participation in two leading conferences this month: European Medical Device and Diagnostic Software Development and Compliance Conference (TT CS) – May 17-18 – Brussels, Belgium TT CS is Europe’s only dedicated conference for medtech cybersecurity professionals. Held at the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, the event features two Verimatrix speakers. Nicole Lua, sales director, is scheduled to serve as moderator for a “Security By Design” roundtable at 1:35 p.m. on May 17. Neal Michie, director of product management, is scheduled to discuss the prevention of threats associated with unmanaged and quasi-managed devices during a session slated for 10:15-10:50 a.m. on May 18. CABSAT – May 17-19 – Dubai, UAE CABSAT is the most established and respected trade platform for broadcast, satellite, entertainment content & digital media sectors across

“Our Future is Light” Campaign Kicks off 2022 International Day of Light16.5.2022 18:03:00 EEST | Press release

An action-packed video styled as a blockbuster-movie trailer provides the linchpin for this year’s International Day of Light (IDL) campaign, “Our future is light. Play your part.” Released today, Day of Light features diverse characters successfully solving global-level problems using photonics-enabled technologies. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220516005150/en/ Sponsored by SPIE, Optica, and IEEE Photonics Society, this year’s International Day of Light celebration showcases exciting, critical career opportunities in optics and photonics. (Graphic: Business Wire) Three professional societies – SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, IEEE Photonics Society, and Optica, Advancing Optics & Photonics Worldwide – partnered to create the video and the accompanying 2022 IDL campaign. “Our future is light. Play your part” promotes the importance of light-based technologies and interesting careers

NielsenIQ Launches Retail Media Solution to Monetize Assets and Measure ROI for Retailers16.5.2022 17:01:00 EEST | Press release

Today, NielsenIQ, a global information services company, announced the launch of NielsenIQ Activate; a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that enables retailers to accelerate revenue opportunities through retail media and comprehensive customer insights that activate shoppers with personalized promotional offers. NielsenIQ Activate is comprised of dedicated applications for hyper-targeted audience building, offer and ads management, and end-to-end measurement. This SaaS tool, part of the NielsenIQ Connect platform, will allow retailers to create sustainable revenues by monetizing their retail media assets across physical and digital channels. Additionally, retailers will be able to boost credibility with brands and inform them of the insights they need to command their customers’ attention, act on those insights, and measure the ROI of their activities across all channels. “We are devoted to continuing our legacy by defining the next century of consumer and retail measurement,” says

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom