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Google Goes Street View on Santa Monica Pier & 3rd Street Promenade

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Google's Street View has gone off roading--in a sense--with their cutely named Google Trike, which has "3 bicycle wheels, a mounted Street View camera and a specially decorated box containing image collecting gadgetry," according to the company.

The device, which launched in Europe earlier this year, can now begin capturing places cars cannot go. The two Santa Monica locations are the only ones so far in Southern California--up north, only the Monterey bike trail is available. What's next? Google has announced partnering with Legoland and University of San Diego and they hinted to USA Today in a video (embedded below) about doing hiking trails:

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