NaviGadget: You’ve probably already seen many images of the Google Street View Car, or similar Navteq vehicles but probably never a tricycle with Google equipment on top. Let’s just call this the Google Trike from now on.
It is now going to map streets of UK – specially narrow ones, and places where motor vehicles are not allowed – starting with historical landmarks that public voted to the top.
Google Trike weighs about 250 lbs and allows for 360 degrees images to be taken with the on board cameras and processed with the on board image software. It is currently being tested somewhere else in Europe – namely Genoa – and will arrive in Britain this summer.
For those privacy crazy Brits – the software will be blurring those license plates and faces so they can focus on worrying about their own government’s surveillance cameras and not Google.