Well, here it is, the current generation Google Maps Car. (A Subaru, judging by the Pleiades icon on the nose – for some reason, Google stripped the badges from the rear of these cars.)
Are there cameras and SICK laser range finders and WiFi detectors and whatnot on top of this Subie? Who knows…
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And here’s what these rides looked like before they got wrapped:
And this was the first generation Map Car, seen getting busted by the Federal popo in the Presidio.
(I have dual sources supporting contradictory stories (so that’s four people promoting two completely different stories) on why this particular Googler got busted, or not busted as the case may be. Oh well. Did the Presidio Trust tell the Google to get a permit? And did Google ignore that request? Don’t know.)
And of course, don’t forget about the Google Bus:
And the Google Bikes:
And the Google office:
And the Google Kitchen – it’s just like a 7-11 except shoplifting is encouraged:
And here’s the concomitant G-Toilet – it costs $700, it has over 20 buttons for its full operation, it’s made in Japan:
So that’s Google’s world.
Now, there are a lot of counterfeit Google Map Cars out there as well:
Accept No Substitutes.
Bon Courage, Googlers!