Video: Google wants a better Street View

Not satisfied with photographing everything Britain has to offer from the road, Google is taking to the paths to gathermore detailed images.

Not satisfied with photographing everything Britain has to offer from the road, Google is taking to the paths to gathermore detailed images.

The internet giant, in conjunction with VisitBritain, has designed a tricycle that has the same functionality as the Street View cars which have been driving around UK streets taking photos with 360-degree cameras.

The aim is to giveusersa closer view ofthe UK's main tourist sites.

"We have heard from people around the UK that they would like us to include even more images of our national tourist treasures in Street View and put Britain's famous landmarks on the map. That is why we are giving people a sneak preview of our latest ground-breaking invention -the Google trike," said Google.

The tricycles are equipped with a Street View camera and a decorated box containing image collecting equipment.

Justin Reid, head of online marketing atVisitBritain, said,"The new trike will enable us to showcase even more of Britain's wonderful destinations."

According to Google,"The trike is designed to go down footpaths and tracks to get images of areas of natural beauty or tourist sites. The trike will be here in the UK for just a short while in the summer."

The trike will be starting in Genoa, Italy, and is expected to hitshores in the summer.

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