Google Street View car spotted in Aylesbury

Google Street View car, Rose Avenue/ Weedon Road, Aylesbury
Google Street View car, Rose Avenue/ Weedon Road, Aylesbury

If you were walking around Aylesbury on Monday, there’s a chance you’ll be making a cameo appearance on Google Street View.

A Google car with high-tech camera equipment on its roof was spotted driving along Weedon Road yesterday evening, capturing images which will make up the panoramic views showing the town’s streets.

Aylesbury’s Street View images were last updated in 2014.

Street View displays panoramas of stitched images. Most photography is done by car, but some is done by trekker, tricycle, walking, camel, and underwater apparatus.

Google will blur houses for any user who makes a request, in addition to the automatic blurring of faces and licence plates.

Privacy advocates have objected to the Google Street View, pointing to views found to show men leaving strip clubs, protesters at an abortion clinic, sunbathers in bikinis, and people engaging in activities visible from public property in which they do not wish to be seen publicly.

In 2014 from a local business owner in Edinburgh apologised to police after staging a fake murder for the Google camera car by lying in the road while his colleague stood over him with a pickaxe handle.