A couple of months back, the Vulture Central Street View Monitoring Bureau got word that the Great Satan of Mountain View had neatly circumvented the problem of capturing pedestrianised urban areas with its all-seeing eye by deploying a fleet of sinister snooptrikes.
We're obliged then to reader Andrew Porrer, who was able to provide photographic evidence that Google had indeed unleashed a pedal-powered fleet to go where Orwellian black Opels fear to tread.
Here's the vehicle in question, caught on the streets of Siena:
And here's another fetching pic, with Google's operative showing how it's done. For privacy reasons, we have blurred certain parts of this image: