Guess what I saw driving down the road as I exited Kentish Town Tube after work on Monday night? A black Vauxhall Astra with a six foot pole protruding from it’s roof, above which was a collection of cameras pointing in all directions. “That must be a Google Street View camera” I thought, and the small logo on the door confirmed my suspicions.
I tried to take a quick photo with my phone, but unfortunately I was on the wrong side of the street and another car got in the way, so it is not very good I’m afriad. Here it is anyway though, with Google-Cam highlighted.
There have been rumours for a while that is due to be rolled-out across Europe starting with London, but many have speculated that European privacy laws being tougher than US laws will prevent it. It looks like Google are very much going for it anyway, so get ready for much-publicised news stories about adulterers and skyvers being caught red-handed by Google Cam. Plus a photo of me waving with one hand and taking a photo with the other.