Say cheese: Google's new Street View car is now driving through Aussie streets

Thanks to Google: Google Australia

Most of us rely on GPS to navigate the streets of the city all over the world, and the ubiquity of Google Maps (and the free price tag) have helped make this one of the more popular options. This means that the internet giant must constantly update the navigation platform to ensure that the information that it presents is up-to-date.

With new developments taking place in the country, Google Australia today announced that a new fleet of eight Street View cars using upgraded camera technology will take to the streets this week.

Thanks to Google: Google Australia

This is the first time in eight years that Google has updated the camera technology in its Street View cars, which, according to the company, will enable the car to capture "better quality 360-degree images" .

According to a blog post on the Google Australia site, the new "advanced cameras" equipped with our Street View car will enable us to produce better quality images and sharper shots in low light in Australia. ".

Thanks to Google: Google Australia

Thanks to Google: Google Australia

The new cartography will first start in Sydney and Melbourne, where the cars will leave for other states in the coming months. The updated images are available later in the year via Street View.

While Google Australia keeps up the courage about where exactly the car is going and when, you can follow the voyage of the fleet on the Google Maps Street View site.

Street View, available on Google Maps and Google Earth, offers users a panoramic view of the streets of the world since 2007. It gives millions of travelers the opportunity to explore in advance places they intend to visit or just to experience what a place is like – from street level – if they can not come there personally.