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Google Street View cars have mapped methane gas leaks in big US cities

16
Jul
2014

Googles Street View cars arent just useful for scouting out a locale in advance — they might be saving the planet, too. The vehicles have just helped the Environmental Defense Fund publish methane gas leak maps for Boston, Indianapolis and New York Citys Staten Island. The Google cars roamed around cities using sensors that could detect both the location and scale of one of the dangerous leaks, driving by at least twice to make sure the results werent a fluke.

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