Google Street View cars, and the Google Trike — a specially designed three-wheel pedi-cab with a camera system mounted on top — started gathering images from select locations in and around Bangalore, India — such as the Nrityagram Dance Village over the next few weeks.
Unlike in the U.S., where Google is using Aut-driven Toyota Prius, in India Google selected Chevrolet Captiva.
“Once the collection process is complete, Street View will be available in Bangalore on Google Maps, allowing users all around the world to access street-level imagery and virtually explore various streets in Bangalore. It’ll be as good as walking down the street from the comfort of your desktop or mobile device!,” said Google India.
“The Trike has already collected imagery from dozens of famous places around the world, including Stonehenge in the UK, Colosseum in Rome or Legoland in California.” And, “Street View was launched back in May 2007 in US. Since then, the Street View expanded to more than 27 countries.”
You can check out how the trike works by watching this video.
Also, Google Transit now added the (Delhi Transport Corporation) and AMTS (Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Services) bus services. These cities join Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune bus services that are already available apart from 450 cities globally.
- Search for information to reach from Place A to B on Google Maps, the results will show a map with the possible route and driving directions for the commuter
- Choose the transit option by clicking the train icon (next to the car icon)
- Commuters would get first hand information on best available multi-modal routes and step by step directions including frequency, and travel duration for each leg of the trip in text and on the map.
- You can also refine the trip options by clicking on the “Show Options” link that appear below destination point B field
[Source: Google India blog]