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Google uses camel to carry high-tech cameras for desert Street View (video)

By Mason White 5:22 PM October 12, 2014
Camel carrying Google Street View camera 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) After the Google car was unable to drive through deserts in the Middle East, the company hired a camel to carry its high-tech cameras in order to map the sandy terrain for the Google Street View application.

The camel became the first animal to carry the Trekker camera, which captures 360-degree images from streets.

Gingg with the camel called Raffia, was the best way to document the beautiful sandy areas of Liwa Oasis of Abu Dhabi.

The Liwa Oasis, which is 62 miles long, includes some of the largest sand dunes in the world. In April, two people were caught on Google Street View making out on the side of the road.

The couple in Australia, seemed to be looking for a nice and quiet place to do their thing. They stopped at the Dukes Highway near Keith in South Australia.

Unfortunately for them, a car passed just as they were “doing it,” and it was not just any car, it was the famous Google Street View car, which captured them in the act. Google of course, published it for the world to see. The photo has since been blurred out by Google.

The woman seemed utterly shocked and horrified as the car passed. The man however, was oblivious to what was happening as he seemed to be drinking a beer. Hopefully, he was not the one driving.