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 |  May 31 2012, 4:34 PM

Those that have ever been out to Europe are well aware of how narrow some of the roads can be, and even how scary it is to take a conventional vehicle down one of the roads packed with pedestrians.

Google became well aware of the issue when its Street View car went to Belgium to capture images. Last year, the technology prowled the streets recording footage but the technology giant realized it wasn’t very complete. Some street were missing because they were just too narrow for the typical Google car. So how did they resolve the issue?

Simple, go find the smallest Toyota model (Google has a thing for Toyotas) and rig up the Street View equipment to journey down the narrow roadways that weren’t mapped out yet. That model of course is the iQ, which is sold as a Scion here in America as a super compact and nimble car.