Google Street View gets back on the road

Google’s Street View cars are hitting the road again, after being sidelined in May over their unauthorised collection of people’s Wi-Fi data.The cars will go to work in Ireland, Norway, South Africa and Sweden next week, after Google cleared it with the relevant regulators, the company said in a blog post on Friday All of the vehicles’ Wi-Fi data collection equipment, which included hardware and software, have been completely removed, it added. see:Google to resume gathering map data in 4 countries
Google Inc, which is at the heart of a controversy over its data collection methods, has decided to resume gathering images in four countries for its Street View mapping service.After conversations with regulators, the Internet search company will start driving its cars in Ireland, Norway, South Africa and Sweden from next week, it said on its European Public Policy blog.The cars will no longer collect wi-fi information, but will continue to collect photos and 3D imagery.Google plans to add more countries in time, it said.

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