Today, we’re going to discuss the crazy Germans. You know the ones: they wear bizarre eyeglasses. They drive diesel hatchbacks. They use harsh, angry syllables, so you think they’re always plotting some brutally violent criminal activity, when actually they’re discussing train schedules.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.