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    The Flemish plan to measure emissions from 100,000 vehicles

    The Flemish Region decided to measure its emissions on 100,000 cars and trucks.

    A particular scanner will be used for this purpose in Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and on the E40 in Erpe-Mere,  the Mediahuis indicated in Monday newspapers. 

    The device uses the plate number to recognize the type of vehicle, engine and fuel used. The scanner can thus compare particle emissions and polluting gases, the manufacturers heralded. 

    This is a world’s first, according to the Flemish Department for Environment — the first time the measurement technique is adapted to heavy traffic. “The aim is to collect at least 100,000 exploitable results by the end of June.”

    The Brussels Times