Google 'Streetview' trike, 2009

Made:
2009 in United States

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Google Street View Trike, made by Google, United States, 2009.

Streetview is technology the works with Google maps to provides panoramic views of streets across the globe. It was launched by Google in 2007, and now covers 48 countries and counting. Streetview trikes are used to collect images from place that cars cannot fit, such as narrow streets, university campuses and heritage sites. The camera mounted on the back automatically gathers images as the operator pedals. This was the first Google Trike to be used in Europe, and has photographed sites including Pompeii, Stonehenge and Versailles.

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Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
2014-102/1
Materials:
glass, rubber (unidentified) and steel (metal)
credit:
Google Inc.