Herbie, the sentient 1963 Volkswagen Beetle that starred in several Disney movies, is apparently enjoying a modest retirement near Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Raul Murillo Diaz has been arrested for arson and is being investigated for two other incidents involving firearms and a torched Google car in a string of attacks against a Google building in Mountain View, California. The man was allegedly upset that Google was “watching him.”
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.
"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?"
This car is parked on the street in Honolulu. It can apparently be found at this location on a regular basis. So, to review: Guy lives in Hawaii and drives his 246 GT often. We want his life.
Google Street View captured this truck — and its, er, pointed graphics — on the E65 motorway in the Czech Republic. Let's get this straight: Blurred-out serial numbers but intact NSFW? What? [Google Maps]