Google Rides the Internet Bus to India

    February 3, 2009
    Chris Crum

Today, Google launched an initiative called the Internet Bus Project, designed to show off  all the Internet has to offer to cities in Tamil Nadu, India. The purpose is to introduce people that are not familiar with the Internet to the education, information, communication, and entertainment it has to offer.

"Over the last few years, we’ve been witnessing a steady growth in Internet adoption, but we wanted to do more to directly engage the offline population of India," say Product Managers Prem Ramaswami and Srikanth Belwadi.  "So we’re hitting the road over the next month and a half to demonstrate how the Internet can make everyday tasks simple with tools like Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps and more."

Internet Bus

The bus will be ready to go with plenty of useful content in both English and Tamil. "We’ll showcase how the Internet can make everyday life simple through services like search, email, social networking, maps and others."

Internet Bus interior

You can follow the Internet Bus route here. They will also be posting new photos and videos as the journey progresses.