Sunday, August 31, 2014

Google Maps Camera Car

Google Maps Camera Car, piazza del Municipio, Livorno
Last Tuesday an unusual car was parked amid the vehicles of the Polizia Municipale (Municipal Police).
Google Maps Camera Car, piazza del Municipio, Livorno
It was a Google Maps Opel Astra with its 15-lens “camera”. Street View arrived in Livorno more than five years ago, as soon as they knew of our blog.
Google Maps Camera Car, piazza del Municipio, Livorno
The rig keeps the device at a height of 8.2 feet (2.5 m) and also features GPS units for tracking location, and laser range scanners that capture 3D models of the car’s surroundings.

External links: Google Street View (Wikipedia) - Secrets of a Google Street View car driver (Daily Mail)
See also: Window with a Heart

10 comments:

William Kendall said...

You can't miss that thing driving past.

Jack said...

I followed a Google Maps car on a highway in Florida, but its equipment looked different from yours.

Randy said...

I wonder if it took your photo.

Dina said...

Very cool to see the equipment up close. Amazing what it can do.

Gunn said...

I have followed one here in Stavanger. They drive fast!
OK, then I will have to take a look to see if I see YOU and the camera too.

Birdman said...

Thought soccer ball at first.

cieldequimper said...

I saw one this week outside the office. I'm probably going to be on there...

Luis Gomez said...

Yep, we all know these are everywhere.

Arianna said...

Ohh che colpo! Io invece non l'ho mai vista, mannaggia! Arianna

José Mendonça said...

Glad you posted this, I haven't seen it before.