With the cooperation with the US start-up ClimaCell, users of Porsche’s free ROADS app will receive detailed information on the air quality on their route. ClimaCell specializes in hyper-local and hyper-accurate weather forecasts by using hundreds of millions of sensors worldwide to analyze the weather and air quality.
ROADS uses a simple traffic light system to indicate the current level of pollution on the route being driven. This indication will allow drivers to decide if to drive with their windows down or up, and to plan the best places to stop along the way based on the air quality at exact locations.
In addition, ROADS now offers its users the possibility to organize joint trips as a group.
The free ROADS app has existed since 2019 and now has more than 100,000 community members in over 60 countries. The app is available for iOS devices on the App Store and supports Apple CarPlay.
The cooperation between Porsche and ClimaCell was created as part of StartUp Autobahn, the largest open innovation platform in Europe. It brings young start-ups from the tech and mobility scene in touch with established companies. Porsche has recently extended its partnership with the platform for a further three years.