Passed one of the Google StreetView cars today, it was a late model black Holden Astra driving through the Main Rd between Richmond to Nelson with Google written on the side and that Camera Pole on the roof.
However the ones I saw on photos from the US showed it with a black camera ball atop the roof mounted mast, but the one I saw had a smaller almost block type object, orange in colour on it.
I was rushing to an appointment so didn’t have a chance to have a “real good look” at it.
I guess I’ll just have to wait another month or so to look at the photos on that part of the road to see if indeed I was snapped.
There’s also some sites that state they show the funny side of Street-View.
Australia has already has StreetView.
UPDATE – found a photo of it with that Orange Camera on top, so maybe it was working.
18-11-08 – and still in Nelson on 18th November 2009 as the photo to the right shows.