King’s collaborates with University of Oxford on new mobility study
This week King’s, in collaboration with the Oxford Internet Institute at University of Oxford, will launch an update to the London Air iPhone app that surveys users on their mobility patterns.
Marina Laube, a researcher at the institute, is investigating how users of the app alter their mobility patterns in response to air pollution notifications and information.
Users will be prompted to answer a survey on how they travel in the City and whether advance notice of elevated pollution, such as early warnings of elevated ozone or particulate levels of the type provided by the new Daily Air Quality Index, affect users choices of travel route or transport mode.
The app will be launched over the weekend and Marina will be collating and analysing the results over the summer as part of her MSc.
New research like this is only possible thanks to the participation of the London boroughs who make up the LAQN and we thank them for their continued support.
You can see the survey here - but don’t answer if you’re not a user of the app!
Item Date: 25/06/2012