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    Arrow Google car spotted

    Sorry guys, I've forgot to mention yesterday I've spotted the Google Car.

    What I'm going on about is they send out a car with an (about) 8 foot tripod attached to the roof and drive around taking either photos or film of the area they visit.

    They were driving around Leeds (UK) center in a Vauxhaul Astra (new shape) with this huge tripod on top. At first glance I thought it was some PM driving around promoting to vote for him/her, but I noticed an a5 size sticker on the passengers door with the Google logo.

    To be honest I would have thought it would have been much bigger especailly driving around with a large tripod stuck on the roof.
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    I don't suppose you saw it in this position did you?!
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    Nice find!
    Wonder how much attention it brought..
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    I saw one once. Guess I'm in the database somewhere.
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    That is an Orwellian nightmare if ever I saw one , but I suppose the end result will be a cool google earth

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    Quote Originally Posted by alecrust View Post
    I don't suppose you saw it in this position did you?!
    no. But it had the same camera on top, just a different car.

    Well I could be on Google earth a number of times in Leeds, I'll have to wait and see.
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    That’s pretty funny you got to see the Google car. I wish I did, I would have hid. They got me skateboarding with my dog pulling me, so I guess I will be on Google street views until they update the pictures…Watch out they will get you.
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