After a lengthy 11-year wait and after adhering to all essential policy criteria, Google has officially relaunched Street View in India. Google has worked with regional businesses like Tech Mahindra and Genesys International for mapping and tech delivery to end customers in order to be in compliance with governmental requirements. Naturally, this excludes you from seeing the fascinating Google Street View vehicles that drive throughout the US. Instead, Tech Mahindra, a partner of Google India, has come up with a fresh, creative, and economical solution: using auto rickshaws to collect mapping data.
Anand Mahindra, a chairperson of Mahindra and Mahindra, took to Twitter to share an image of the ‘desi’ Street View ‘car’ and said, “A Mahindra 3W commissioned by Mahindra Logistics for a project by Tech Mahindra to build and license street view data to Google. That’s what I call Group synergy!” What important are the camera, GPS location tags, and other devices mounted on top of the car. So, in this instance, a beautiful car or even an auto rickshaw can accomplish the task. Despite this, it is unclear whether Mahindra is mapping Street View data with 3-wheelers alone. Depending on the location and state of the roads, the corporation could decide to use a different type of vehicle.
A Mahindra 3W commissioned by Mahindra Logistics for a project by Tech Mahindra to build and license street view data to Google. That’s what I call Group synergy! pic.twitter.com/lt4iHVKM6Z
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 28, 2022
According to Google, its Street View partners have mapped out more than 150,000 kilometers across 10 Indian cities, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Nashik, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, and Amritsar. By the end of 2022, Google intends to extend this to more than 50 cities.
HOW TO USE STREET VIEW IN GOOGLE MAPS
– Open Google Maps on your smartphone or desktop
– Zoom into any road in cities where Street View is available
– Tap on the area to view in Street View
– You can also get a Street View of restaurants and cafes in the select cities