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Google street view car watching the watchers - Click above for high-res image gallery

As we strolled down Woodward Ave. this morning shooting all the the wild and wacky machinery idling along, we spotted a little gray Chevy Cobalt on the opposite side of the street. While everyone is welcome to participate in the Woodward Dream Cruise, this was no ordinary Cobalt. It sprouted an absurdly tall rig from its roof that instantly gave it away as a Google Street View machine. It's not clear if the driver was just enjoying the ride or actually collecting data that will appear in Google Maps soon, so we'll be checking frequently in the coming weeks to see if the Woodward Dream Cruise has gotten the Google treatment.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      This Cobalt is very seemed to the 1999 Chevrolet / Opel Astra sedan, does he shares the same project with the Astra?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Coming weeks? Don't bother. Google says there's typically an 8-month gap or more between when a car is driving the streets and when they've spliced all the images together and blurred faces to get it online.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Watch out for 'ol Google-ey Eyes...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was very pleased to be leaving my house one morning here in Plymouth, UK and saw the Google Astra drive past, turn around in a junction and go back past me.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Is that a Holden badged G8 in that pic?
        • 5 Years Ago
        What Holden...that's a Saab 9-3.