The history of Street View vehicles

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Sunday, Nov 18 2012 by

On May 25. 2007 a new aera in Internet began with Google’s new feature: Street View.

It all began with San Francisco, Las Vegas, Denver, Miami, New York City in United States. The images wasn’t very good but it’s allways hard in the beginning. Today, 5 years later, the images are very sharp and clear.

Here are images caught on Street View of vehicles, some mirrored in windows:

Early Street View cars:

Street View car and cam, early type (StreetView)
Street View car and cam, early type

Early Street View car (StreetView)
Early Street View car

Newer car:

Street View car in Munich (StreetView)
Street View car in Munich

Latest car:

Google car (StreetView)
Google car

Street View trike:

Street View trike (StreetView)
Street View trike

Street View Trike (StreetView)
Street View Trike

Street View trolley:

Street View Trolley (StreetView)
Street View Trolley

Google indoor photographs:

Google Inside camera (StreetView)
Google Inside camera

They have also had a camera on snowmobile used at various ski resorts and backpacker cameras in museums and the latest project, the Grand Canyon.

More to the cameras can be found here:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/maps/streetview/technology/cars-trikes.html

An example is also an example from Z├╝rich, Switzerland with a guy made his own Street View bike:

Bike with camera (StreetView)
Bike with camera

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