Smartphone battery temperature sensors can be used to reveal accurate weather data

Washington, Aug. 14 (ANI): An app development group based in London has reportedly discovered that smartphone battery temperatures are correlated to actually weather conditions and this information can be used for real-time temperature readings in major cities.

James Robinson, cofounder and CTO of OpenSignal found that temperature sensors built into smartphone batteries that prevent them from overheating can be trapped to reveal weather data, the Discovery News reports.

The report said that Robinson collaborated with weather and computer science experts to develop a way to systematically calculate outdoor temperatures from the typically hotter battery temperatures.

The team is now working on effective ways to crowd source weather data as adding data directly from millions of smartphone owners could transform weather predictions, the report added. (ANI)


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