• Dec 10, 2010
Racing across the country via Google Street View – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Driving across the United States is no simple task. As our own editors John Neff and Damon Lavrinc recently found out, it takes a few days, a lot of planning and plenty of Red Bull to successfully motor across the good ol' U-S-of-A. However, our tech-savvy culture now allows us to virtually experience the open road through the magic of Google Street View, and two men took it upon themselves to see if you could "drive" from California to New York only using Google's street-mapping software.

It took 90 hours and 104,619 mouse clicks, but these two gents successfully piloted their way across the United States (San Francisco to New York) all through the magic of the internet. Some 2,958 miles were covered in this webtastic task, and you can check out a full recap of the events in the video, after the jump.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I bet there are simulations like this for SpaceX because all simulations are the same if you think about it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want to know how the guy who appeared to take more breaks (even going as far as changing clothes) won. That's funny to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, I bet those graphics are so realistic!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hahahahaha...

        Even though almost every other comment is about GT5, this one made me chuckle.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This must be some kind of a land mark in car making because I've never seen something like this before. I wonder if it is expensive, cheep, has a good outlook, or requires some more looking into.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Funny, neither of these guys in the video are fat...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I remember that someone had publish the ecological foot print of doing a single Google search. I would like to evaluate the total effect on energy used and CO2 generated during this virtual trip!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nerds gone wild.
      • 4 Years Ago
      And if you do get GT5, get more than one because one of your kids could be on it right now!
      • 4 Years Ago
      90 Hours ..... what construction or accidents?
      • 4 Years Ago
      How many mouses were sacrificed in the process ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's one good way to get carpal tunnel.
      • 4 Years Ago
      mice
        • 4 Years Ago
        right, i'm not a native english speaker.
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