Coming soon to a home near you – The Google tricycle

Google has been using car-mounted cameras to map streets in the United States and around the world. However, because of narrow roads and other inaccessible areas the internet search giant has been unable to film specific parts of villages and towns.

To get around this problem a bike has been developed – mounted with a 360 degree Street View camera like the car version. The so-called Google Trike consists of no less than three bicycle wheels and a mounted Street View camera. An impressive 250 pounds in weight means that it requires a “specially trained super fit” rider.

It has now sent pedal-powered cameras to the United Kingdom, where they’ll point their lenses towards a slew of famous British landmarks.

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