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Street Cars Return to UK Roads

Street Cars Return to UK Roads

Google's Street View vehicles are due to take to British roads once again this week, after the entire fleet was grounded a few months ago over concerns surrounding Wi-Fi snooping.

Google said that the information had not been gathered delibrately, and instead was the result of code included by mistake in software used by the Street View cars.

The discovery of Google's controversial data collection sparked several investigations around the world.

The Street View cars have been told by authorities that they may resume collecting their 3D images after the removal of Wi-Fi equipment and certain changes in consultation with local regulators.

The vehicles will be travelling to most parts of the UK in the coming weeks and off-road trikes in particular will be used to photograph locations such as parks, tourist spots, National Trust properties and other "special sites".

Google have announced that they will be making a list of the areas which the vehicles will be operating within available on the local Google Maps site.

According to Google the use of Google Maps has increased by over 30 per cent since Street View was launched.


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