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hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, April 17, 2008
6 years ago19,040 views


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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #


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The licence plate is Italian too.

dnakiller [PersonRank 1]

6 years ago #

[Moved from "StreetView in Rome"]

This morning, on my motorbike.
What a strange car, seemes like a google one...

and it was!

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Photos taken here:
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go google go!

dnakiller [PersonRank 1]

6 years ago #

direct link


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Luca [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

finally... google street view come to italy!
:-)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Good pick, dnakiller.

Above 6 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

We know from Valleywag that Brin & Page wanted to use (ecological) Toyota Prius instead of these car, but it wasn't possible.
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Stefan [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

Did you notice the Google logo on the left side of the car keeps changing position?

Luca [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

the first car was spotted in rome , the second in milan.. not the same car :-)

Stefan [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

Ok thanks! I am just hoping that it's not true ;-)

anon [PersonRank 7]

6 years ago #

Interesting. Those are SICK laser scanners on the pole. Looks like they're gathering 3D laser data.

anon [PersonRank 7]

6 years ago #

More details about the laser scanners here:
educatingsilicon.com/2008/04/1 ...

Sagro [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

Yes I can confirm the news! Two days ago I see the car when going home from the university. I saw the car in Rome, near cinecittà est (where the studios are located!) and the car was the same of the image on top page! ;)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Is this car new for Google Street view's armada?


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Elvis [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

"...part of a crowd and not the center of attention."

I like it. "Your honor, the rest of the crowd is in the back ground and hard to see but I swear it is a crowd".

What exactly defines a crowd and the center of attention???

Elvis

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blogsaic.com [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

i've seen them in Adelaide, Australia too!!!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Blogsaic, interesting, did you get the chance to snap a photo?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

These cars has been used in Australia


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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Photographer photographed :)


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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

After Adelaide, there is Auckland flickr.com/photos/nakedgeek/24 ...
(and Phoenix flickr.com/photos/asuyeehaw/24 ...)

saltkettle [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

Saw one of these cars on Boulevard Gambetta, Nice, France on April 18.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Nice ? Sympa :) Merci saltkettle.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Video of a Google Street View car:

+ Show video

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Many, many references (old and new) included to this CNET News article:
news.cnet.co.uk/software/0,390 ...

Andrew [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

There've been a few of these in Manchester, England recently. A friend tells me that he saw bikes with poles on the back for use in the pedestrian zones in town, and on the University campus.

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