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Old 12th May 2011, 13:57   #16
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That's a nice thing to have but yes, privacy is a concern.

On a lighter note - Will this help in recovering stolen vehicles? WHat will happen when a thief gets 'mapped'?

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Old 12th May 2011, 14:52   #17
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I've seen the Google Street View Car in Anand Parbat, New Delhi though don't remember which car it was. This thread cleared my doubt on it being Google's car.
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Old 12th May 2011, 16:55   #18
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This is the one, I was speaking about.

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No thats not the type of set up I saw. The car I saw had 4 cameras placed quite clearly on the roof of the car. Like this. Obviously this is not my photo but this is very close to the car I saw.


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Old 12th May 2011, 17:51   #19
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Seen a scorpio with these settings on roof in Jeevan Bhima Nagar in Bangalore. Did not understand what that is at that time, now I do :-).
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Spotted a similar milatary green Scorpio in Chennai, I first thought its one of the Police vehicles, but now i know!
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I spotted one last week outside my office in Thane.
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Old 12th May 2011, 18:09   #22
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So the Scorpio, it is! Wonder if they cut a deal with M&M on this!
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We already have a thread on this topic

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ing-india.html (Google Street view coming to India?)

I have also seen one scorpion in Chennai with similar equipment on top
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Oh i ve seen that in MG road bangalore. i was wondering why that cam was fixed on top of the scorpio. now i see the picture.
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Saw a similar Scorpio (Brown with MH registration) roaming around Kammanahalli, Bangalore.
It had the same tub like setup on top with the cameras.
They stopped in front of our apartment, and I think updated the address on the laptop and drove off quickly before I could grab my camera.
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I've seen one too in Surat. But there was no Google markings on the car. Also it was a Gypsy and not a Scorpio
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News Flash : Google Street View coming to India
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Bangalore: Google announced its plans to offer Street View of Indian cities on its Maps platform.
"We are launching the Street View project from Bangalore as it is the IT capital of India where IT-savvy users will be able to leverage the benefits of the facility optimally," Google India product head Vinay Goel told reporters here at a preview of its latest product.
As a user-friendly feature of Google Maps, the US-based global IT major has already uploaded street view of about 100 cities in 27 countries world over with a host of information for the benefit of users seeking specific details."Inspired by the success of the project in other cities, we will collect images of Bangalore streets by driving across the city in cars and trikes (three-wheeler rickshaws) that will have high resolution cameras mounted atop," Goel said.
To be made available on Google Maps with Street View in the coming months, the novel feature will enable users to virtually explore and navigate a neighbourhood through a panoramic view of its streets on their desktops or mobile handsets.
"The users will also be able to access street-level imagery by zooming into the lowest level on Google Maps or by dragging the orange 'pegman' icon on the left side of the map onto a blue highlighted street," Goel pointed out.
Images of faces, addresses of houses or offices and number plates of cars will be blurred to safeguard privacy. Detailed imagery of public or private properties and specific locations will also be blurred on request by the concerned or the affected party.
"Street view will also be useful for urban development planners, law enforcement agencies, house-hunters, travellers and diverse users looking for specific information on shops, offices, restaurants, hotels, etc, in a particular street, area or locality," Goel said.
The feature will enable businesses to upload their details on the imagery map for free by using the tools on the street view site.
"Street view is designed to comply with all local laws, including those related to security and privacy issues in India," Goel added.
Google India's development centre in this tech hub has been actively involved in the global street view project for developing application interface, associated tools and solutions for trouble-shooting.
source : Google Street View coming to India - Tech News - IBNLive
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saw one similar looking scorpio near nehru palace delhi last week. no markings mentioning it as a google vehicle though.
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I had seen this Scorpio in Pune back in December 2010.
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Just saw this at ET!

26th May, 2011 - Pictures - Pictures/Videos - News in Pictures | Economic Times
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