The camera setup looks really similar
I would wage that this part at least actually has Google origins.
…But do StreetView cars have a Google logo on their side?
Google has told El Reg that the video allegedly showing a crashed Street View spymobile in northern India is a hoax. A still showing the crashed Street View car in a rocky gorge As we reported yesterday, the 22-second vid shows what appears to be a pranged Great Satan of Mountain View black Opel, with someone rather unkindly …
"But do StreetView cars have a Google logo on their side?"
Yes, they do, because, by the most amazing coincidence, I saw one in my home town of Maidstone, Kent, UK this very morning, although this area was covered some time ago. Perhaps they're catching up on all the new buildings, houses and roads that seem to be springing up everywhere. Looked about the same as the pic. - always a bit Heath-Robinson to MY eyes and obviously all held together with string and elastic bands!
There isn't a concept of a 'gap' year here in the states. You go from High School to college then out in to the real world. Or you go from High School in to the military or directly from High School out in to the real world.
Maybe someone stole the car for a joy ride and dumped it?
The car has an Indian registration plate, yet appears to be left-hand drive (dashboard cowling just visible in a couple of the stills).
India drives on the left - presumably as a result of the British colonial past - and all new cars there are required to be right-hand drive at registration.
Not completely conclusive, as there are ways it could happen, but Occam's Razor suggests fakery.
I think the location of the photos is pretty solid, since the area does look like the popular trekking spot of Ladakh -around the Himalayas - and indeed Pit Keller has other photos of that area.
The license plate shown photo is registered in Himachal Pradesh (the HP prefix), which neighbours Ladakh to the south and is connected to it by one of the world's highest motorways: the Leh–Manali Highway. (great photos on that wiki page too showing similar terrain and features)
Video, photos, context details... It all seems a lot of a trouble if just as an hoax to promote a bookstore.
It's more likely that this is really a Google project to streetview the northern India Himalayan region - they're already sending their human powered "Sherpa-cams" there - but for at least one car it went terribly wrong and now they're not owning up to it.
in the book that taught me DSP, written by people in the the US Navy electronics something or other
found it here
it does do FFT analysis on helicopter sub-sonics. Most of it is 20Hz so some pretty big sub-woofers would be in order, but very doable.... esp as the turbines in helicopter engines are controlled to constant rotation, and controllable torque....
Big sub-woofers yes, but that's only half the equation. There are also movable control surfaces attached to the trailing edge of each rotor blade that dampens the wake turbulence each blade creates before the leading edge of the next rotor blade has a chance to impact the wake turbulence as it travels through the rotor disc, thus reducing the "womp womp " sound.
Also, the guy in the vid throws like a girl.
It could very well be genuine, but the blatant promoting of the travel book shop makes me suspicious.
In the picture on Flickr the guy is even wearing one of their T-shirts!
The picture isn't as casual as it looks either, there appears to be a fill or reflector to the front right of the T-shirt guy too.
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