Friday, May 29, 2015
Our road trip has just begun and we already have a lot to share about our Code the Road bus. The bus is a mobile showcase of some of our most innovative customers, applications and websites that harness the power of Maps and location. If you’re in San Francisco, stop by Moscone Center where can experience first-hand what we’ll be featuring on the road. The bus is across from Moscone West at the corner of 4th Street and Howard Street—we’re outside the venue, so you don’t need an I/O registration get on the bus, so come down to visit!
SUGARBEAR, the name given to the bus by its original owners, is a 1959 PD-4104 General Motors Coach, rebuilt from the ground up in 1978. It measures approximately 35’ long by 8’ wide with a Detroit diesel engine outfitted for bio-diesel.
Here’s what we have on the bus:
Visitors are able to test-out the Android Auto navigation system first-hand and while on the road we will be utilizing Android Auto to keep us headed in the right direction.
Our Android Wearables demo wall includes a giant model watch on our Android robot arm, removable android watches for trying on, and an overview of the wearables features.
We highlight six of our location innovator customers and their interactive applications powered by Google Maps APIs. Visitors can demo applications from iFit, PicsArt, Harley-Davidson, Hilton Hotels, The Weather Channel and Walt Disney World Resort.
Toward the back of the bus, the Street View Treks demo, complete with a Trekker backpack with Street View camera, gives visitors a hiker’s view of the trails through an 80” monitor with Street View Treks imagery. And, even Street View racoon is along for the ride.
Outside of the bus we have a Proform bike and treadmill provided by ICON with the iFit app, powered by Google Maps. Visitors can run on the treadmill in Street View to experience a virtual run through town or trail.
We hope to see you on the road to experience the bus first-hand. Visit the Code the Road website to see our up-coming stops and dates.
Posted by Ashley Smith, Developer Marketing, Google Maps APIs