This Is What Happened When Google Raced Top Gear in a Street View Car

Street View cars may be packed with technology, but how do they do on a race track? This video shows what happened when the guys at Google decided to go race the folks at Top Gear. » 1/23/14 7:34am 1/23/14 7:34am

Unbelievable Google Street View Captures a Space Shuttle Flyover

When Google's army of Street View vehicles takes to the streets, there's no telling what those wandering eyes will see. Still it's hard to believe that a Google Street View camera captured a space shuttle flying over the New Jersey Turnpike towards New York City. » 8/29/13 9:15am 8/29/13 9:15am

You Can Explore the Ghost Island That Inspired Skyfall on Street View

If this view looks familiar, it's because it was the inspiration for the Javier Bardem's cyberterrorist HQ in Skyfall. Now, you can explore the real-life island on Street View. » 6/28/13 9:12am 6/28/13 9:12am

How Not To Look Like A Badass On Google Street View

Detroit isn't just a post-industrial wasteland filled with ruin porn, but we're not exactly surprised that this picture was taken in the Motor City. Yes, that's a shirtless guy aiming his shotgun at the Google Streetview car. » 9/19/12 3:00pm 9/19/12 3:00pm

Fiat Photo Bombs Volkswagen With Elaborate Street View Prank

Well played, Fiat. By paying attention to when Google's fleet of camera cars were snooping around Södertälje, where Volkswagen's Swedish operations are headquartered, Fiat zinged their rival good. How? By parking a Fiat 500 right in front of the front door when Google's Street View cars were out. » 5/15/12 2:00pm 5/15/12 2:00pm

This Google Street View driver didn't flip a photographer the bird

Google Street View drivers have a job to do. They're the Internet's eyes. But will they really flick you off in traffic? This photo being passed around the Internet indicates they will, but we think it's a Photoshop. » 10/13/11 12:00pm 10/13/11 12:00pm

Google Street View driver makes for terrible neighbor

It's not unusual to have neighborly disputes over what goes down on the other side of the fence, but one San Diego neighborhood has noticed an increasing eyesore ever since a Google Street View car started parking down the street. » 9/22/11 2:00pm 9/22/11 2:00pm

Google Maps Street View car breaks down in Brooklyn

A Google Maps Street View car taking photos of roving artisanal grilled cheese-making wagons in Williamsburg made an unscheduled break in Crown Heights after their Subaru Impreza broke down on Kingston and East New York. Did you hear that — they're making grilled cheese. In the streets! Someone should do a story on… » 7/01/11 10:30am 7/01/11 10:30am

Drive To The Arctic Circle With Google Street View

A team of gutsy Google Street View drivers tackled Alaska's daunting Dalton Highway, capturing images through the Arctic Circle to the Arctic Ocean. We animated the trip so you can enjoy it without becoming an ice road trucker. » 1/03/11 4:40pm 1/03/11 4:40pm

Crazy 90-Hour Cross-Country Google Street View Race

At a pace of 90 hours and 104,619 clicks, it turns out driving across the country in real life is faster than making a coast-to-coast click trip on Google Street View. » 12/12/10 10:15am 12/12/10 10:15am

The Miracle of Birth on Google Street View

Well, this is certainly more life affirming than your usual dudes with guns/drug dealers/dead people Google Street View fare. Yup, that's the youngest citizen of Wilmersdorf, Germany, captured moments after birth by goodole 9-eyes. Update: Probably not a real baby. » 11/24/10 7:30am 11/24/10 7:30am

Victim Spots Thief On Google Street View

A resident of Derbyshire, England was out one camper and the local police were out of leads. Until the victim noticed a peculiar sight on Google Street View: a dude in an SUV stealing his camper. » 11/08/10 9:00am 11/08/10 9:00am

Even The Google Street View Team Gets Lost Sometimes

After once managing to somehow wind up at an outdoor concert instead of a restaurant despite following Google Maps, I almost feel guilty for laughing at these lost and confused members of the Google Street View team. » 10/19/10 11:21pm 10/19/10 11:21pm

Murder Captured By Google Street View Car

Traveling through Google Brazil's Street View is an amazing trip of luxury and misery, even while one can't get into the favelas for risk of being killed. There's no need though. You can find death elsewhere. Warning: Strong images inside. » 10/05/10 7:22pm 10/05/10 7:22pm

Bomb Your Childhood Home With Digital Birds

Indie rock group Arcade Fire's teamed up with Google to incorporate Street View into a strange new music video that involves bombing your childhood street with birds. It's one of the more interesting and creepy uses of HTML5 to date. » 8/30/10 4:15pm 8/30/10 4:15pm

Microsoft Street Slide: Google Street View Turned Up To 11

When Google Street View was launched, it was mind-blowing technology, but scanning large distances is often tiresome. In response, Microsoft Research has debuted Street Slide, which stitches the panoramic images together to make one big, amazing, interactive world. » 7/29/10 4:30pm 7/29/10 4:30pm

The Stig Caught By Google Street View... At LEGOLAND?

Google Street View's cameras indicate Top Gear's tame racer The Stig has left the chilly shore of Loch Ness for the more exciting confines of LEGOLAND UK. Why did they blur the camel's hump? » 4/15/10 10:30am 4/15/10 10:30am

Woodward Dream Cruise Makes Google Street View

Google put a camera car into last years Woodward Dream Cruise and now the day's images are mixed in with the regular Street View scenery along Detroit's main drag. See if you can find the guy flipping off the camera. » 3/31/10 4:00pm 3/31/10 4:00pm

Help! I'm Being Followed By A Google Street View Car!

"Hello, 911? This weird-ass Chevy Cobalt is following me. I don't know who it is, but the dude keeps pulling alongside and asking if he can 'view' my 'street.' Is that slang for something dirty? Am I being assaulted?" » 3/16/10 4:30pm 3/16/10 4:30pm