Street View starts in "Ireland, Norway, South Africa and Sweden" with Regulators approved, Google

Google published an update on "Wi-Fi data collection" - - "The WiFi data collection equipment has been removed from our cars in each country and the independent security experts Stroz Friedberg have approved a protocol to ensure any WiFi-related software is also removed from the cars before they start driving again."Having spoken to relevant regulators […]

Google published an update on "Wi-Fi data collection" - - "The WiFi data collection equipment has been removed from our cars in each country and the independent security experts Stroz Friedberg have approved a protocol to ensure any WiFi-related software is also removed from the cars before they start driving again."

Having spoken to relevant regulators "we're starting Street View driving in "Ireland, Norway, South Africa and Sweden" again next week." Our cars will "no longer collect any WiFi information" but will collect "photos and 3D imagery" as they did before: "Photos to build Street View, 360 degree street level maps. In addition, we use this imagery to improve quality of our maps, for example by using shop, street and traffic signs to refine our local business listings and travel directions; And 3-D building imagery: we collect 3D geometry data with low power lasers which help us improve our maps," explains Google.

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