Google's Street View Becomes "Slope View" with New Snowmobile

Ryan Whitwam

Any privacy minded individuals living away from population centers may think they’re safe from the intrusion that is Google Street View. Well, they might have to move a little farther away. Google has taken to attaching their 360 degree camera system to a snowmobile . With the Vancouver Winter Olympics coming up, Google thought it might be nice to give everyone a view of the slopes the athletes will be using.

“We wanted to do our best to try to capture some beautiful imagery, and have it available to everyone around the world to see so they can really experience what it’s like to be up there on the slopes,” said Google Senior Mechanical Engineer Daniel Ratner. It’s actually a fairly interesting experience cruising down the slopes through Google Maps, and you don’t need to go out in the cold. What’s the next vehicle Google should attach cameras to?

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