• Jul 17, 2007
As long as everybody is on to them, Google is apparently set to step out of their surveillance vans and greet the world in a fleet of shiny new Cobalts. A Gizmodo reader happened to spot a StreetView camera van finishing a round of picture taking duty and followed it back to Google's Mountain View, California campus. While driving through the Google lot he spotted several dozen Cobalts with funky antennae on their roofs. It seems these Chevy sedanlets will be the new fleet for the next round of Google Maps StreetView captures. The "Quad Cs" (Chevy Cobalt Camera Cars) will likely be unleashed in the near future to complete Google's mission of capturing the entire Earth, on camera at least.

[Source: Gizmodo]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I imagine you have to be going relatively slow to get good 360degree shots...... looks like they picked the right car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Actually 'Viv' I don't drive 'ricer' crap. And I'm glad you decide to make this personal with your scathing immature conjecture as to who I am or what I drive. But now that you've brought it to that level. A 2.2L inline four making a measly 145 hp with an even more pathetic 0-60 of 8.4 is nothing to be proud of. So you can take that 2.2L of garbage and the 13 thousand dollars you paid for plastic parts and a cheap cloth upholstery of yours and go ponder the fact that you, in an attempt to rebuke me in for my casual light hearted comment, have instead embarrassed yourself. So please, do yourself a favor, and stop talking.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ Namir:

        Someone didn't take their Ritalin today.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's good, at least it gets ok gas mileage so not to eat into too many resources LOL!
      • 7 Years Ago
      These cars are already out and about in the Bay Area. I've seen the same apparently middle-aged woman driving a white one around Palo Alto/Mountain View/Los Altos on a few occasions. She did look kinda bored.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Most unreliable? Piece of junk? Do you people live in Bizarro World? Sure, the Cobalt isn't anything to get excited over but it is a decent small car.

      Anyways, I have seen one of these rolling around Dearborn. I was wondering what it was...now I know.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Do you think when Google employees need to look for something on the internet, they say, "Hey, let's 'us' it"?

      Just saw my first Goobalt this morning taking pictures of the John Wayne Airport in Irvine.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Whose the sucker that has to drive a Cobalt around all day? I'd be suicidal in one of those things after 5 minutes.
        • 7 Years Ago
        trust me, these cobalts are way better to drive than the vans
        • 7 Years Ago
        Because they're cheap, reliable econoboxes.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Why is that? I have driven it for almost a year and half it works just great.