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To advance its Street View service this summer, Google is poised to unleash the unstoppable power of human legs.
Traditionally, the average road car finds it problematic to traverse the terrain of the British footpath. But bicycles do not. So this summer, Google will deploy bikes mounted with its 360 degree Street View cameras to map areas of Britain inaccessible by its fleet of Street View cars.
The so-called Google Trike, which the company describes "a mechanical masterpiece comprising 3 bicycle wheels, a mounted Street View camera and a very athletic cyclist in customised Google apparel," will arrive in the UK to make some "special image collections". [...]