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Google Street View gets a personal escort around the Top Gear test track from the Stig

By Shawn Knight · 14 replies
Jan 23, 2014
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  1. While most may never get an opportunity to take a spin around the infamous Top Gear test track in the UK, Google’s Street View car recently made some laps and we’ve been invited along for the ride. To sweeten the...

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,833   +2,705

    Now the only question is who has the fastest lap time in Google Earth.
     
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,166   +202

    Top gear is awesome, The bbc however is a big pile of pedophile protecting Corporate puppets, Who force the public to pay a license fee and then sell the products made at a profit.
     
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    @fimbles
    Their business practices aside, I wouldn't be inclined to label everyone working for bbc as 'pedophile'. Wrongs of few can't be blamed on all.
     
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  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,849   +3,068

    Just think how much sooner Google Maps would have been available, if the other car had been used to tour the world.
     
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  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    @cliffordcooley
    Some say he has profound dislike for Google's shenanigans when it comes to privacy. So it may yhave resulted in him driving Google SV car deliberately into nearest ditch.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2014
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  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,998   +2,291

    And just imagine how expensive it would be especially after replacing the cars rubber after after every few Km's.
     
  8. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,040   +323

    That was fun I must say. Now my drifting skills are all over Google. I think that means I win.
     
  9. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,833   +2,705

    No time, no trophy.
     
  10. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 159   +41

    I hate to be a grammar Nazi, but I don't like the use of the word "infamous" to describe the Top Gear test track. Infamous is used to describe something that has a bad reputation. There is nothing inherently bad about the Top Gear test track. It is famous, not infamous. Too often that word is misused.
     
  11. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,040   +323

    Drifting isn't about time my friend...
     
  12. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,833   +2,705

    I know drifting isn't about time; in fact, it's the slowest way around a track. However, because drifting in Google Earth is incredibly easy, the only way you can be the winner is to have the fastest perfect drift.

    So, I say again: No time, no trophy. :p
     
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,015   +378

    Kevin, if misused words bother you, reading various comments in these forums will blow you away. :)
     
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,849   +3,068

    A few more of my comments and we will never hear from Kevin again. Sorry Kevin, I try not to, but unfortunately I misuse words all the time.
     
  15. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,487   +966

    Yeah.
     

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