Google Street View Cars Get The Weirdest Footage

 

  • A fleet of its own Subaru Imprezas
  • Weirdest antics from attention-seeking bystanders
  • Invasion of privacy?

Have you ever wondered how Google gets all those Street View imagery?

Answer: Through the use of its own fleet of cars!

 

  • A fleet of its own Subaru Imprezas
  • Weirdest antics from attention-seeking bystanders
  • Invasion of privacy?

Have you ever wondered how Google gets all those Street View imagery?

Answer: Through the use of its own fleet of cars!

Google's Masrur Odinaev has posted a photo of a central mapping car parking lot that shows line after line of camera-equipped Subaru Imprezas. This is ofcourse, aside from the local cars Google uses, alongside tricycles and underwater expeditions.

These vehicles collect the street-level coverage we see and use.

What’s entertaining to note, is that the people who drive these cars have shared that there are a lot of people all around the world trying to have their 15-seconds of fame by displaying the weirdest antics in front of the cars.

According to one driver who works in the Northeast USA, going from NY to MA, he has captured his share of encounters with bystanders trying out different attempts to get his attention.

“I've been driving as a contracted driver for Google under a third-party company for about 3 months now.” 

He said that he has seen people “mooning, pretending to fight each other, make duck faces, give the peace sign…just people trying to be stupid for the camera.”

 “I have to do my best to avoid getting you in the shot. Please don't stand in the middle of the road waiting for me to get you on camera,” he adds. 

He also said he has also seen “a drug deal or two and a naked guy hitchhiking but I had to delete that.”

Google has had several attacks from people claiming that what they’re doing might be an invasion of privacy. Google retorts that their images are captured during the day on public streets, where there is not an expectation of privacy. 

 

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