Google has officially relaunched Street View in India. In this venture, Google has worked with tech giants like Tech Mahindra and other regional companies. Tech Mahindra has developed an innovative, cost-effective solution for mapping and tech delivery to end customers. The company has suggested using auto rickshaws to collect mapping data.
For this, a Mahindra 3W was purchased by Mahindra Logistics for a project by Tech Mahindra to develop and license street view data to Google. The system is developed so that even an auto-rickshaw may accomplish the task.
However, it is still unclear whether Mahindra will map Street View data with 3-wheelers alone. Probably, it would be determined by other factors such as location and quality of the roads.
As per Google, its Street View partners have mapped out more than 150,000 kilometres across 10 Indian cities, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Nashik, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, and Amritsar. Google intends to extend this to more than 50 cities by 2022.