Google Denies That Its Street View Car Killed a Donkey in India
January 16, 2013 3:15 PM
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Some believe donkey may just be resting, not dead
The internet was abuzz when Google Inc.'s (
"Street View" cars
-- camera equipped vehicles engaged in capture a massive street level photographic view of the world's streets -- captured images of a donkey lying in an Indian street. The donkey looked badly injured or possibly dead, and the car tracks in the image looked somewhat like the Google car might have struck it.
But Google is firing back, insisting that it did not hit the donkey. A Google spokesperson
as saying, "Our Street View teams take the safety of people and donkeys very seriously."
Some commenters sought to dispel the heated debate, arguing that the donkey might not be dead or dying at all, but merely resting in the street. They point out that it could have walked out and laid down in the road after the Google Street View car came by.
Some folks are upset about images of what looks like a dead donkey that were captured by a Google Street View car in India. [Image Source: News.com.au]
Google Street View cars have not always been popular in guest nations. The cars have been
chased out of some towns
, and Google has admitted to using the cars in
an illicit project to collect data
from open Wi-Fi networks. And
have expressed concerns about
the privacy of individuals
photographed by the passing cars.
Last June the city of Bangalore
the Street View cars for an interesting new reason. The city's police complained that Google's highly detailed images could be used by terrorists to help plan their attacks. The state capital was hit by deadly terrorist bombings back in 2008.
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1/16/2013 4:00:25 PM
If you look at the pictures?? Being a little over dramatic with the new article. If you watch the pictures from both directions you will see a car passed the Google Maps vehicle going the opposite direction and you can see the donkey standing in that frame. Then if you keep going the donkey falls down and plays in the dirt. After this the donkey gets up and walks away. So you have a donkey walking prior to the Google vehicle and after. The Google vehicle must be going really slow because they have a hard time catching up to a walking donkey.
Welcome to the donkey show.
1/16/2013 10:20:21 PM
Yupe. The donkey is already lying on the road, the frame before the Google Car approach the donkey clearly shows that the donkey's hind legs are stretched (like, kicking in the air), and is retracted in the next frame (in India, cars drive on the left side, so this is not a rear view image).
That donkey is alive and LITERALLY KICKING!
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