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Google Street View cars score updated 360-degree cameras

I still find Google Street View bloody amazing. The fact the company has photographed an enormous number of Australian roads and surrounds is remarkable. I liken it to the NBN tyring to install fibre to every premises, but let’s not go there.

It has now been eight years since Google has updated the actual camera technology aboard their cars. As a result, this week eight new Street View vehicles have hit streets in Sydney and Melbourne equipped with updated, higher quality 360-degree imagery.

The new cameras will capture higher quality, sharer imagery even in low light conditions. So best to keep the gardens in order and the lawn manicured. Of course, Googles Maps’ Street View covers huge sections of the globe, accessed millions of times every day. It’s also a time machine it seems, I just checked out my own house. Turns out it’s still under construction, even though it was completed in 2014. Time for a spin out my way Google!

But there’s a good chance you will spot one in the coming months. You can get a basic idea of where they’re headed via this link. The new imagery will appear via Street View later this year.

Chris is EFTM’s Motoring Editor, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.

He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.

Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.

Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.

Google Street View cars score updated 360-degree cameras
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