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Google Holds News Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 06: Luc Vincent, Google Engineering Director for Street View, demonstrates a backpack camera called Trekker during a news conference about Google Maps on June 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Google announced new upgrades to Google maps including a feature to download maps and view offline, better 3D mapping and a backpack camera backpack camera device called Trekker that will allow Street View to go offroad on hiking trails and places only accessible by foot. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google's Street View equipment

As Google continues to expand to new locations documented in its Street View service, it has developed new equipment to help get into places that its Street View cars can't go, including the Trike, Trolley, Trekker (backpack) and Snowmobile.