UK Daily Mail
March 2, 2011
Google is extending its Street View website with photographs of off-road destinations that have previously not appeared online – by using specially-adapted tricycles.
Since its launch in 2007, the controversial site has allowed viewers to see images of individual homes, shops, offices and pubs taken by a fleet of cars.
But now the service will let users go beyond public streets and along footpaths and into parks, historical landmarks and gardens.
The Internet giant has this week launched a large collection of images taken by the 9ft-long tricycles.
The novel off-road vehicles will allow Street View to increasingly include images of public and private sites such as Kew Gardens in London, hiking trails in California and Sea World in Orlando, Florida.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 5:37 am