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In pictures: Google's Street View trike

The vehicle set to photograph rural Britain

This week Google announced it was bringing its Street View trike to the UK to capture tourist attractions in rural locations. We've taken an in depth look at the search engine's new vehicle.

Google announced this week it planned to photograph tourist attractions in the UK that are located in rural or hard to reach areas with its Street View trike.

The three-wheeled vehicle can go 'off road' potentially photographing everything from castles to football grounds. We've taken an in-depth look at the vehicle, which has already been used in other countries, to see just how it works.

Sightseeing along the way

The trike is fully tricked out with the necessary camera recording gear, with a camera rising up from the mount at the rear. Even the trike gets to do some sightseeing at the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

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Packed for business

The trike is clearly identified - there's no mistaking what this trike is up to. Hope that box where the gear is stored is secured for those times its driver needs to take an espresso break.

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