Some fun facts about Street View:
• The first Street View vehicle(above) was "Frankenstein-looking" and didn't work particularly well, but did a good enough job to help prove the concept of Street View.
• They've driven over five million unique miles, now showing imagery from over 3,000 cities in 47 countries around the world.
• The original cameras they used in 2007 were 5 megapixels. Now they're using 75 megapixel cameras.
• The main car mount has gone through a variety of iterations, and now currently uses 15 cameras.